1814 – 43rd and 52nd - Battle of TOULOUSE (Peninsula)
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LE SOUICH.
2/Lt C E Barnes (on completion of 6 months in England).
2/Lt F W Taylor and the 95th Reinforcement, 9858 Serjeant Rowe MM, 3 Corporals, 5 Lance Corporals and 259 Privates (Total 268 Other Ranks) joined the Regiment, having arrived the night previously. This draft consisted for the most part of boys under 19 who had been and cut out from a Graduated Battalion (some from 52nd Graduated Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment) before completing their training. A large proportion of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire men was among them.
Owing to there being Rose Measle contacts, and so ordered to be segregated, permission was asked for, and given, for a duplicate battalion to be known as the 2/52nd Regiment to be formed for the period of segregation and billeted at Bouquemaison in command Captain V C Martin.
Adjutant 2/Lt C R Crosley, W Coy (to be ultimately posted A Company.
2/Lt D C Colvill, X Coy (to be ultimately posted to B Coy).
Lt F W Taylor, Y Coy (to be ultimately posted to C Coy).
2/Lt C E Barnes, Z Coy (to be ultimately posted to D Coy).
Lt T Walker A/Sgt Major 8214 Sjt Smith, B Coy. A/QM Sgt 19091 Sgt Slatter.
The NCOs of companies were those of the Inst Reinforcement (“108 Nucleus”) to be left out of action. This arrangement worked excellently. The Band was added 11.4.18 and the 2/52nd Regiment existed till its details rejoined at Saulty on 17.5.18. the battalion being officially broken up on 11.5.18.
The 52nd Light Infantry previously had a 2nd battalion from 1804 to 1816 when it became the 96th Foot, subsequently 2nd Bn Manchester regiment.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – S URBANO VIGO MONTE DI SOVIZZO.
Training of “Employed” men continued.
CO & CAPT HALES reconnoitred Front Line area.
Further Working Party found from remnants of 50 OR sent to GEORGIO DEL PERTICHE.
Ration Strength: 24 Officers 220 OR. Casualties: 1 OR to Hospital.
1918 - 5th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Moved by rail and road to BERTHENCOURT-SUR-MER.
March out at 6 a.m. Entrain at Saleux.
Detrain at Gamarches, and march to Bethencourt-sur-Mer.
Good billets. Men get good night's rest.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 10th set off again in troop-carrying vehicles through Lembruch (4336), Warpe (927616), where it paused on the 11th.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI - NWE Heitlingen
Despite yesterdays hopes, we moved off in transport & arrived at about 1730 at HEITLINGEN