SOMME SECTOR NOVEMBER 18TH - DECEMBER 1916 Based on extracts from the Regimental Chronicles of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Vol 26 1916-1917
November 18th.-The Regiment now began a series of marches, with a view to ultimately reaching the place of "Rest and Training"; the moves as under were effected without incident. A few men fell out on several days, but rejoined. Considering the arduous nature of the recent operations the men marched excellently.
On the 18th marched to Bertrancourt;
19th to Amplier;
21st, St. Ouen;
23rd, Le Menage (Cramont);
27th, Fontaine-sur-Maye. This last place is evidently the permanent one for the Regiment, which is detached from the remainder of the Brigade.
November 29th.- The 65th reinforcement (1 Sergeant and 58 men) joined for duty.
December 1st.-The Regiment, in billets at Fontaine-sur-Maye, carried out a special programme of training, including various classes of instruction, from this date until the end of the month.
December 4th.-The 66th reinforcement (87 men) joined.
December 7th.-67th reinforcement (11 men) joined.
December 8th.-68th reinforcement (113 men) joined.
December 12th.- 69th reinforcement (1 Sergeant and 13 men) joined.
December 13th.-70th reinforcement (10 men) joined.
December 17th.-71st reinforcement (23 men) joined.
December 26th.-72nd reinforcement (26 men) joined.
December 27th.-The 5th Infantry Brigade Sports were held today on the Noyelle Ground. The Regiment won the 5th Brigade Football Tournament.
1. The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Chronicle, 1916-17. Vol 26 : compiled and edited by Lieut.-Colonel A.F. Mockler-Ferryman: London : Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1918
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