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1902 Set up in Britain as a company jointly by some Armenian oil entrepreneurs - A. I. Mantashev and the brothers Gukasov. The company established relations with British Petroleum as part of a European effort to counter the rise of Standard Oil of USA
1916 The Zeppelin L-33 bombed the East End of London at Bromley and Bow. Fires and severe damage were caused to the Homelight Oil Co. in Old Ford Rd
1917 Became a member of the Pool Board, set up by the government to control distribution of petroleum products.
1917 The company was acquired from the Public Trustee by Anglo-Persian Oil Co, together with 2 other companies which had been owned by the same German concern, British Petroleum and the Petroleum SteamShip Co.