1914 - Great Britain declared war on Germany; mobilization ordered.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LEFT FRONT BATTALION AREA.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – GRANEZZA.
A Coy on Working Party
B, C & D Coys attended Special Church Parade of all troops in GRANEZZA it being the 4th anniversary of the declaration of War.
After parade the Battalion marched past the Divisional Commander.
CAPT B C RIGDEN rejoined from SIRMIONE.
2nd LIEUT BAKER rejoined from English Leave.
Ration Strength: 24 Officers 610 OR. Casualties: 1 OR to Hospital – Sick.
1918 - 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - By lorry to THIENNES.(Western Front)
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE & AMFREVILLE-Normandy
A quiet night except for the usual arty activity and a number of enemy a/c attacked their own FDLs. One of our standing patrols was heavily shelled during the afternoon but otherwise an uneventful day.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUISTREHAM -Normandy
0150 - 'C' reports operational handover from 'D' Coy now complete. Handover hampered by incessant shelling of the canal bridge. No casualties but damage done to EAST side of Lock - not very bad.
0900 - Heard that Lt Col Carse will be evacuated to England and will be hors de combat for approx 5 weeks.
1000 - Corps and Airborne Div informed of casualty. Recce made for new adv Bn HQ other side of R. ORNE. Warning order issued to 'S' and 'HQ' Coys.
1500 - Proposed move of Bn HQ postponed due in view of possible amendments to operational role. Awaiting instructions from 6 Airborne Div.
1600 - New entertainments programmes issued.
1972 – 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets – Northern Ireland.
Remembering today – L/Cpl D N CARD
“August was spent patrolling, searching, observing. Every garage, every garden, every drain, every shed were searched and re-searched. It was not long however before the I.R.A. opened fire on one of our bases and in the resulting deployment we wounded a gunman. The follow up went on late into the night and again at dawn the next morning, when suddenly fire was opened up on "B" Company Headquarters, who were moving across some open ground. Sad to say, the Company Commanders radio operator L/Cpl. Card was shot by a sniper in the neck and he died a few minutes later on the way to hospital. The follow up continued and about an hour later Major Garry Johnson, O.C. "B" Company, entered a garage. As he opened the door there was a terrific explosion and the garage was blown to pieces. He was severely injured and three others, Captain Bill Logdon, C.S.M. Osmand and Cpl. Rowledge were sufficiently injured to spend a few days in hospital. The door had activated a booby trap and this was probably the whole object of the incident the previous evening.”