1790 – 52nd – with British Force pursuing Tippoo marched on Trichinopoly (Southern India).
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – CAMBRAI SECTOR
2 a.m. Regiment, less rearguards, began to withdraw to C line.
3.45 a.m. Rearguards (Lieut. Vigars and Lieut. Blackwell) withdraw.
All possible destruction was carried out, with and without R.E. help.
A deceased pack-horse was left halfway downstairs of Regimental Headquarters.
Positions in C line:- Kangaroo Alley, in touch with the 24th Royal Fusiliers on right,
Letter B Company in touch with A Company, holding Lock 6 and blocking the Hindenburg Support System west thereof;
In close support, D Company less 2 platoons, sent, during the morning, one to B Company, and one to A Company;
In Regimental Reserve close to Regimental Headquarters, C Company.
Enemy became troublesome, having evidently become partially aware of the situation. Regimental H.Q. was shelled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., but little damage and one orderly Pte Sturdy, D Coy was wounded.
In accordance with orders received, as definite touch on C and B lines could not be made with the 51st Division on left, the left flank of the Regiment was refused, before and at dusk, so that A Company, reinforced, held the Lock (6) and bent its left flank round to connect with D Company, now facing west along the Hindenburg Main Line, the gap southward in front of Regimental H.Q., being patrolled by C Company.
Heavy shelling of Kangaroo Alley; Captain Barnard, commanding B Company, his bugler, and 9 others were wounded.
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - VILLA FRANCA.
Bn paraded at 9am and marched to billets at MARSANGO.
Bn arrived in billets about midday.
Billets very comfortable but rather scattered.
Ration Strength 31 officers 854 OR
1917 – 6th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - FORCEVILLE.
Day spent in cleaning up and in the afternoon the Battn Football team played a team from the 51st Div. The game resulted in a draw.