1863 - Field-Marshal Lord Seaton died.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI.
Shortly after completion of relief the Commanding Officer and Bugler (9808 Bugler Osborne) in endeavouring to trace the disconnected front line met 2 NCOs of A Coy, also reconnoitring and the whole party found themselves among some German Posts. Some firing ensued and then the party divided into 2 pairs, Bugler Osborne and LCpl Young probably running into a German Support Post, in error. They became Missing.
A Coy was on the Right Front, D coy on the Left Front having the railway inclusive to itself.
C Coy in Support and B coy in Reserve.
Capt B L Hutchence RAMC to Hospital, being relieved by Lt A J Smith USMC.
Casualties: Other Ranks 1 Killed, 1 Died of Wounds, 2 Wounded and 2 Missing.
Casualties: Killed 5. Wounded 4. Missing 1.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – S URBANO COVOLO VIGO
Bn Training during the Morning attacking high ground at S. URBANO from SOVIZZO.
During Morning A & B Coys moved to Billets at COVOLO.
Ration Strength: 42 Officers 799 OR. Casualties: 1 OR to Hospital.
1918 - 1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To MONTECCHIO MAGGIORE.
1918 - 5th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To MOLINGHEM.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
Night attack began at 0030 hrs on the 17th. A Company secured the start line without incident and C Company moved forward with a half-squadron of Crocodiles and attacked a group of houses wherein all the Germans surrendered as quietly as possible.
D Company advanced through them without opposition and A Company did another leapfrog attack on to a cemetery. The slight opposition encountered was silenced by Bren fire and a flame-throwing Crocodile.
B Company finally moved up on to a ridge above Verden and the 1st Highland Light Infantry moved into the town without resistance. By tea time the Regiment too was in Verden. During the day 112 prisoners were taken.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI - NWE Kahlstorf
Vehicle movement heard early in the morning.
On the whole a quiet day.
One or two salvoes of Moaning Minnie.