London history over 2000 years

London history over 2000 years


Medal & Mortality index

The Military Cross was instituted as a Decoration on December 28th, 1914, to reward Distinguished Services rendered by Officers of certain ranks in the army in time of war. Bars may be added for additional acts of gallantry. Since August 1st, 1918, it has, like the D.S.O., been awarded for "services in action" only.

University of London Officers Training Corps  index - former cadet.

Lieutenant Royal Engineers ? Northampton Polytechnic Institute ? son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Chiswell of Thames Ditton ? killed on the road between Morchain and Pertain on 25th March 1918.

CHISWELL, 2ND Lt. (Temp. Lt.) Henry Pettit, R.E. ? For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer was in charge of a party which laid the tapes on which assaulting battalions were to form up. The work had to be carried out within a few hundred yards of the enemy on a dark night over badly shelled ground, and took some four or five hours. In spite of all difficulties, the tapes were laid in time, under artillery, rifle and machine gun fire, and with complete success. — Gazettes, 26 Sept. 1917 and 9 Jan. 1918.

CHISWELL, 2ND Lt. (Temp. Lt.) Henry Pettit, R.E. (T.F.). ? Haig's Despatch of 9 Apr. 1917.

Chiswell, Lt. Henry Pettit, R.E. : Northampton Poly. ? F. Apr. 15 to March 18 : M.C. ; mentioned in despatches.

London pub history directory.

Roman London, from Julius Caesar

Roman London - primitive plan

Roman London - the London city walls

Kings to 1065

Saxon London

Kings and Queens 1066 to date

More London

Londons lost Rivers

New Post Office

1832 Street directory

1843 Street directory

All 1899 pubs and beer

LCC 1918 Summary

1921 Street directory

The remains of the London Wall - circa 1926

Excavations of the London Wall

1940 Street directory

LONDON Pub History

Accessible Rail transport

Pubs 2018

London Gates