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
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
1315-1730 - Bolos shelled MALA BERESNIK with two batteries 3inch guns 2 4.2 inch & 2 6 inch One Russian Gunner wounded.
Our 18-pdrs. unable to stop them.
Plane came over at 1730 and bombed enemy positions and firing ceased.
Vaga has fallen 15 inches since 28th.
Strength of 1st Bn. Oxf.& Bucks Lt. Infty on the Vaga 31.8.19.
“A” Coy.7 Officers.117. Other Ranks.
“B” Coy.7 Officers.139.Other Ranks.
“C” Coy.3 Officers. 49 Other Ranks.
HQrs 10.Officers. 123.Other Ranks
Total 27 Officers. 429 Other Ranks
1919 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – CORK, IRELAND
Captain P. M. Ridout (S.R.) was posted to B Company, with effect from 31.8.19.
During the month several small drafts arrived from Depot.
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 Commanding Officer received orders that the Regiment 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.”