Balmer Lawn Hotel during WWII

Author: Gareth Owen

During World War II, Balmer Lawn Hotel was used as a HQ for various units based in the area. War diary research indicates that it was initially used as a HQ for a Royal Marine Division (this may have been the artillery brigade of the division (Royal Marines Museum) and was later occupied by the HQ of the 3rd Canadian Division (WO 166/10967). In Hollands Wood immediately north of the hotel, there are several features that may be ancillary parts of the HQ.

Date: 1939

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