Homelight Oil Co
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.
Sources of Information
- The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia, 2010
- The Times, Sep 02, 1911
- Aviation Safety wiki 
- New York Times May 5, 1917
- The Times, 7 June 1917
- The Times Sep 13, 1919