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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 0:42 am 
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I have been asked a question about a HG unit which was stationed at Crystal Palace Park.

I am assuming that it was part of the 19th County of London (South Suburban Gas Company) Battalion?

Does anyone have any information about this Btn, or am I barking up the wrong tree?

Many thanks

Ian


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I don't know anything about it, but a few seconds' research finds this: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item ... 1500014724


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And if you want to buy a copy of the book: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Book ... 1-_-title1


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obt48 wrote:
I don't know anything about it, but a few seconds' research finds this: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item ... 1500014724


Thanks for the reply

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obt48 wrote:
And if you want to buy a copy of the book: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Book ... 1-_-title1



Thanks

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A photo of them: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23119954@N07/7357645886


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A brief mention: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gn2 ... 22&f=false


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A much cheaper copy of the book - see No 42 on the list: https://kirkdalebookshop.com/naval-and- ... y-history/


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Or Lewisham Archives has a copy you could look at -
"For access to archival material contact the LHAC BEFORE visiting.
Local History and Archives Centre
199-201 High Street, Lewisham SE13 6LG
Tel 020 8314 8501 FAX 020 8297 1169"
A/81/67/7/7 Lt. Col. J.A. Gould, M.C. (battalion.
commander), Short History of 19th County of
London (S.S. Gas Coy.) Battalion, Home Guard,
South Suburban Gas Company.


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obt48 wrote:
Or Lewisham Archives has a copy you could look at -
"For access to archival material contact the LHAC BEFORE visiting.
Local History and Archives Centre
199-201 High Street, Lewisham SE13 6LG
Tel 020 8314 8501 FAX 020 8297 1169"
A/81/67/7/7 Lt. Col. J.A. Gould, M.C. (battalion.
commander), Short History of 19th County of
London (S.S. Gas Coy.) Battalion, Home Guard,
South Suburban Gas Company.



Thanks so much for your help!

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Nothing I love more than exercising my research skills in an idle moment! You're welcome.


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obt48 wrote:


Given the date of the picture, I would assume that is a pre disbandment group picture, many units seem to have done that around that time.

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