|1. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.130|
|2. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||3B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Royal Engineers|
|Action : Salonika|
In October 1915 a combined Franco-British force of some two large brigades was landed at Salonika (today called Thessalonika) with the objective to help the Serbs in their fight against Bulgarian aggression. However before they could be employed the Serbs were beaten. Over the next three years the Salonika front was static, with heavily fortified trench lines, and only minor adjustments by both sides. More troops were sent to Salonika particularly after the withdrawal from Gallipoli. Disease and climate were no lesser enemies than the Turks.
367304 Pioneer David Mitchell, ("A.E.," Cable Sect., R.E.) Royal Engineers. Died at Salonika, 22nd September 1918. Formerly 126055, R.A.M.C.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Sun, Square and Compasses No. 119 E.C.||Cumberland & Westmoreland|
5th October 1914
2nd November 1914
7th December 1914
Listed as a 33 year old Tobacco Manufacturer resident Whitehaven, Cumbria at the time of initiation in 1914. The contribution record shows that he "Died 22nd September 1918."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley