1782 – Orders issued connecting the 52nd with the county of Oxfordshire and the 43rd with Monmouthshire.
1813 - Storming of San Sebastian. (Peninsula)
1914 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI- Retreat from Mons
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI - .
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – GRANEZZA.
All Coys on Working Parties during the Morning.
No Training could therefore be carried out.
CAPT & ADJT C.G.REEVES proceeded on Leave to England.
Ration Strength: 20 Officers 518 OR. Casualties: 1 OR to Hospital – Sick.
1918 - 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To NEUF BERQUIN.
1944 – 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – FOULBEC -Normandy
Orders for the return to England and Bulford were received and on the next day we set off— marching to start with, as the troop-carrying transport failed to materialize.
The night of the 1st September was spent at a transit camp at Ryes and on the following day we embarked from the Mulberry harbour for home with thoughts of leave in our minds.
During the advance to the River Seine the Regiment suffered the following casualties:
Killed: 1 officer and 5 soldiers. Wounded: 42 soldiers.
The Comd Offr received orders that the Regt would proceed to a Transit Camp at RYES 8483 tomorrow where we would spend the night and embark for ENGLAND on 2 Sep 44.
1977 – 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets – Northern Ireland.
Remembering today – Cpl W J SMITH
“As we approached the final weeks of the tour we increased our vigilance against the well-known I.R.A. tactic of trying to settle the scores with a successful unit before they depart. Unfortunately, it is a very simple matter to plan a successful sniping incident and on 28th August an N.C.O. of the Gordon Highlanders was killed by a single shot in Ardoyne.
Three days later Cpl. Smith, of the Reconnaissance Platoon was shot dead in similar fashion whilst a passenger in a land-rover entering Girdwood Park base. In the course of the follow-up to this incident, "B" Company played a hunch based on their own intelligence and found the murder weapon, a rifle. Our friends in "D" Division of the R.U.C. turned their full efforts onto the case and, by the time we left two weeks later, five people had been charged in relation to Cpl. Smith's murder.”