World War I - Salonika Campaign

The campaigns fought in Salonika, Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia tend to be overshadowed by the better-known ones fought on the Western Front, and also the Gallipoli landings.


However, from 1915-1918 hundreds of thousands of men died in the Salonikan campaigns, the loss of life caused on a massive scale not only by battle casualties such as the Dorian campaign, but also from disease, especially malaria.


Many Welsh soldiers lost their lives during the campaign, especially men from the South Wales Borderers. One of these was Private Alfred Keylock an orphan born in Tewkesbury and  'adopted' by a farming farming in Cwmdauddwr, Radnorshire. He is buried in a military cemetery outside Thessalonika, a very long way from home.