For the King, the country, the Queen’s and Kennington
The story of the 24th (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment, (The Queen’s), a south London battalion with some Essex connections.
The story of a South London territorial battalion, the 24th (County of London), the London Regiment, (The Queen's) in the Great War including their VC winner, Lance Corporal Leonard Keyworth, how its soldiers were commemorated and how the battalion is still remembered locally
About the speaker, Marietta Crichton Stuart:
Interested in history, Marietta studied it at University. Pre covid she made frequent trips to the Western Front often related to research for a proposed biography of her grandfather who was killed at the Battle of Loos. After a career in the newspaper industry, she now has the time for research; leads guided walks and gives talks on the Great War, her family’s history and Victorian architecture. Marietta is the Chair of the Friends of London's Kennington Park and this is how she became interested in the story of the local battalion, the 24th Londons.