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Information about 1/19th (County of London) Battalion (St.Pancras)

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Has anyone got info about 1/19th (County of London) Battalion (St.Pancras) at the Battle of Bourlon Wood,the 30th Nov to 1st Dec. As I know my Great Great Father, George Christopher Lowe, Private 2939 was there in this Battalion, I believe he was one of the 70 men left after a gas attack of phosgene. By a twist of fate, his brother, Rifleman John Frederick Lowe was wounded & died later on the 4th Dec 1917, while serving with the 17th (County of London) Battalion(Poplar and Stepney Rifles) at Bourlon Wood, 30th to 1st Dec 1917 in the same Brigade, 141st of 47th Division.
 

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19th County of London Battalion (St Pancras), County of London Regiment
(Territorial Force)

The 19th Londons had its origins in the 29th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer
Corps that was formed at St Pancras in 1860. In 1880 it was renumbered the
17th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps. In 1881 the unit became an
unnumbered volunteer battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. The battalion
also contributed three officers and 67 NCOs and men who volunteered to
serve outside the UK and saw active service in South Africa during the
Second Boer War and earned the battalion the battle honour "South Africa
1900-1902" which is also shown on the cap badge.

With the creation of the Territorial Force (later the Territorial Army) in
1908, the unit became The 19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras),
The County of London Regiment. In 1914 the 19th Battalion was brigaded
with the 17th, 18th and 20th Battalions, London Regiment in the 5th London
Infantry Brigade, whose Headquarters was at Buckingham Gate, and in the 2nd
London Division.

Mobilisation in Aug 1914 involved reorganising the unit from the pre-war
eight company organisation into four standard or "double" companies and
bringing the battalion up to establishment strength of 1,007 men; that is 6
officers and 221 other ranks per rifle company. After the outbreak of war
to cope with the mass of volunteers, the 19th Battalion London Regiment, in
common with other territorial units, initially split itself into two, and
later three, lines numbered the 1/19th, 2/19th and 3/19th Battalions
respectively.

The 1/19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras), The County of London
Regiment mobilised at 76 High Street, Camden on 4 Aug 1914 as part of 5th
London Brigade in 2nd London Division. Later that month it moved to the St
Albans, Hertfordshire area. In Mar 1915 the battalion landed, within its
formation, in France at Le Havre. On 11 May 1915 the formations were
retitled 141st Brigade and 47th (2nd London) Division. The 1/19th Battalion
ended the war in the same formations on Armistice Day at Tournai, Belgium.

After the Great War, the 19th Battalion reverted to a single
battalion. When the Territorial Army was formed from the Territorial Force
in 1922, it was the 19th London Regiment (St Pancras) (Territorial
Army). In 1936, the unit reroled and transferred to the Royal Engineers as
33rd (St Pancras) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers (Territorial
Army) with its headquarters at Albany Street, St Pancras.:) hope this helps.
 
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