Based on extracts from - A short history of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1741-1922 for the young soldiers of the Regiment. By R.B. Crosse
The 1st Battalion 43rd arrived in England in July, 1814, and was quartered at Plymouth, being there joined by its 2nd Battalion from Hythe.
On October l0th, 1814, the 1st Battalion 43rd embarked for America, not arriving until December 31st, but in time to be present at the attack on New Orleans, which, however, failed. Operations ceased in January, 1815, but the 43rd did not land in England till June 1st, to be at once made up to 1,100 men for service in Belgium. The Regiment, having re-embarked on the 16th, only reached Ostend on the 19th, or the day after Waterloo, and joined the Duke of Wellington's Army on the march to Paris.
During the next three years both the 43rd and 52nd served in the Army of Occupation, being quartered at various places well known to the 52nd one hundred years later, such as (43rd) Bapaume, Cambrai, and Valenciennes, and (52nd) Therouanne, Racquingham, and Valenciennes. In November, 1818, both Regiments returned home—the 43rd to Canterbury and then Belfast, the 52nd to Uxbridge and then Chester, Liverpool, and the Isle of Man. The 2nd Battalions were disbanded—of the 52nd in 1816, and of the 43rd in 1817.
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