London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

CHISWELL, Lieutenant HENRY PETTIT M.C.

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.


What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

London pub history directory.

LONDON Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

London public houses in 1833 Pigots.

Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

London Pubs in 2018