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East Mudros

East Mudros describes the eastern shores of the harbour named after its principal port and town Moudros (Greek: Μούδρος) on the Greek island of Lemnos.

Mudros is a village on the shores of a large bay on the south of the island of Lemnos, but during the campaign the word was used indiscriminately for the bay and the island itself.

History of the Corps of Royal Engineers Vol VI, p16

Photos

March 1915. No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital at East Mudros. The small pier in the foreground was the only landing place in the inlet which opens up on right to the main harbour. (Donor Lieutenant Colonel S.S. Argyle). AWM H13986

March 1915. View from Mudros harbour […] showing the 9th Battalion camp (left) and the village of Mudros with the Greek church (centre). AWM A02147

Good view of the church, buildings and windmills at Mudros. Source: Mudros images – The Great War and DAD, An Ambulance Driver’s Story

Hospital camp overlooking Mudros.

Hospital camp overlooking Mudros. From album ca. 1915-ca. 1918 (State Library of Victoria, MS 10340). No indication of the compiler’s or photographer’s name is given.

Source: MO

Our photos of Mudros, 2011

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French forces

December 1915. The French wine store comprised of hundreds of barrels lined up on their sides. In the background is the French Hospital. AWM G00649

Mudros Har. Senegalese camp in foreground.

Mudros Har. Senegalese camp in foreground. From album ca. 1915-ca. 1918 (State Library of Victoria, MS 10340). No indication of the compiler’s or photographer’s name is given.

IWM: Q.13657: A view of Mudros Harbour showing it crowded with shipping. A French Hospital is in the foreground… Source: Conditions: Evacuation Of The Sick And Wounded From Gallipoli Sarah Paterson (IWM)

Published Saturday April 7, 2012
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We're pleased that people are using this website as a source for locations, quotes and other primary source material. It's why we published our notes on the web. But we'd very much appreciate a footnote or credit. Much of the hospital (and other) location information for Lemnos and the Western Front is original research -- thank you, from Bernard & Cheryl