1837 – 43rd - Consequent on the disturbed state of Canada, 43rd received orders to proceed by land from Fredericton to Quebec.
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – Near HERMIES.
Quiet night followed by 2 determined attempts by the enemy to eject A Coy from the Lock, repelled in a manner which reflects the greatest credit on Captain Fullbrook-Leggatt and his company.
C Line ordered to be evacuated, commencing at 5.30 p.m. ante-dated a quarter of an hour by another enemy attack, as a result of which the mine in the Lock had to be blown.
The Regiment passed through the B and A Lines to K.20.a.-c. and K.14.a. and c.
The companies were distributed as follows :
C Company (Captain Bobby) in close support to the main line of resistance;
B, D, and A Companies, in that order from right to left or South to North, in the old British Front Line, which was in many places in a disgusting condition.
H.Q. and Aid Post in a dugout in Sunken Road wrongly described as K.14.c.1.5. which according to maps issued made it in the Old British Front Line, really K.l3.d.83. This caused a good deal of confusion and brought about the following lessons:-
(1) Be careful that the map on which orders are issued is the same as that which is in possession of those to whom issued.
(2) Maps squared and sub-squared with sides of 1000 & 500 yards respectively often have an end of 50 yards and occasionally of more.
Casualties: 2 Other Ranks Wounded.
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - MARSANGO.
Bn paraded at 9am and marched to billets at VILLA DEL CONTE.
Bn arrived in billets at 10.30am.
Transport did a second journey to fetch blankets.
Ration Strength 31 officers 850 OR
Casualties 4 OR to hospital (sick)
1917 - 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – To LA VACQUERIE Trenches CAMBRAI SECTOR.
1917 – 6th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - FORCEVILLE to BOURAINVILLE.
The Battalion marched to Albert in the morning and entrained for Bourainville.
At 6.45.p.m. the Battalion arrived at their destination and was billeted there for the night.