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16 July 1916 : Pte John S.S. Huskisson


The Daily Mail reported that John (one of eleven men to arrive in England from Barbados) had made up his mind to enlist having been inspired by  the song, “Your King and Country Want You”.  John arrived in England on the SS Grenada on 25 June 1915. After training he was sent to France with the 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) …

London Pride Conference: The London Territorial Force in Peace and War, 1908-1921


Doors Open at 9.30 (conference starts at 10.00) to 16.30. The London Pride Conference in 2024 aims to offer a comprehensive exploration of the history and influence of the London Territorials during the years 1908 to 1921. The conference provides an opportunity for the authors of an edited volume of the same name, due to be published by Helion &am…

A talk by Charles Fair on ‘The Changing character of the London Territorial Force 1914-1918


Charles Fair will focus on the case of the 19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras), The London Regiment.  This was essentially a working class battalion but Charles will show how the nature of the battalion changed through casualties and reinforcements throughout their service on the Western Front. Charles was a regular attender in the earl…