1914 - 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - at Ahmednagar, 17th Brigade, Poona Division (India).
1914 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – At Aldershot, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division.
1917 - 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - at AZIZEH (Mesopotamia)
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LEFT FRONT BATTALION AREA. (WESTERN FRONT)
The Sapping Platoon became the “Pioneer Platoon” and Lt J B Murray “Pioneer Officer” from today.
The regiment was holding the area of the Left Front Battalion taken over from 2nd Highland Light Infantry on 29.7.18.
Lt Col R B Crosse DSO having crossed to England on 28.7.18 to visit 3rd Battalion rejoined the Regiment at POMMIER.
Letter “A” Company to be known as “Captain C W H Bailie’s Company” with effect from this date.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – GRANEZZA (ITALIAN FRONT).
B and D Coys on Training,
C Coy on the Range,
A Coy on Working Party.
Ration Strength: 21 Officers 615 OR. Casualties: NIL.
1932 – THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING OF THE SOMME UNVEILED.
The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave.
Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
The memorial also serves as an Anglo-French Battle Memorial in recognition of the joint nature of the 1916 offensive and a small cemetery containing equal numbers of Commonwealth and French graves lies at the foot of the memorial.
On 1 August 1932, Prince Edward, Prince of Wales unveiled the memorial.
Albert Lebrun, President of France and Sir Edwin Lutyens, the memorial’s architect, attended the ceremony which was in English and French.
642 members of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry are commemorated on the memorial.
52nd Light Infantry.—4 Officers and 124 other ranks.
1/1st Bucks (Territorial) Battalion.— 4 Officers and 126 other ranks.
2/1st Bucks (Territorial) Battalion.—8 other ranks.
1/4th (Territorial) Battalion.—1 Officer and 123 other ranks.
2/4th (Territorial) Battalion.—3 Officer and 31 other ranks.
5th (Service) Battalion.—3 Officers and 70 other ranks.
6th (Service) Battalion.—6 Officers and 124 other ranks.
1937–Buckinghamshire Battalion – Annual Camp -TY COCH CAMP, PORTHCAWL.
1937–4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Annual Camp -TY COCH CAMP, PORTHCAWL.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE & AMFREVILLE
'B' Coy, 1st Bucks Bn under comd Major Foster arrived this morning and relieved 'C' Coy who went into the Regtl Rest Area. Our patrols and snipers have spent the day renewing their acquaintance with the area. Otherwise it has been a quiet day.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUISTREHAM -Normandy
On the 1st August a letter was received from Colonel Montgomery, No. 101 Beach Sub-Area, thanking everyone for his good work and loyal co-operation.
Following this and the recent change of command, all beach group signs were removed from uniforms and vehicles pending a decision on what sign was to be worn in the future.
Order of the Day received from Colonel Montgomery 101 Beach Sub-Area on the final closing down and breaking up of the Beach Gps, thanking everyone for their good work and loyal co-operation.
The Beach Gp sign (known affectionately within the Bn as the WREN sign!) is ordered to be removed from Battle Dress and painted out on vehicles.
0930 - Visit of Div Comd 6 Airborne Div to Bn. Looked at posn occupied by 'D' Coy on the Docks and discussed future operational role. Suggested several changes and proposes to set it out in writing.
'A' Coy sent 50 men to act as guards to the bridges over the river ORNE 115762 coming under comd 4 SS Bde.
Following Div Comd's visit and severance with 101 Beach Sub-Area Op Orders Nos 2 and 3 are cancelled.
Adm arrangements now that Bn is under Corps and not L of C are much improved.
3" mortar amn is drawn immediately without indent and all major deficiencies are made up.
1956 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI (43rd & 52nd) – (Warley Barracks, Brentwood)
0815 hrs. The official signal was received informing the Regiment that the move to Hong Kong was cancelled.
All ranks were immediately recalled from leave to prepare for a move to the Middle East.