1815 – 52nd – Halted within sight of Paris.
1881 – The 43rd and 52nd formed into The Oxfordshire Light Infantry
1881 - 43rd – In accordance with General Orders, by H.R.H the Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief, of this date, the designation of the Regiment was directed to be the 1st Battalion The Oxfordshire Light Infantry, Oxford being appointed as the place of localisation, and the other battalions of the Regiment being formed of those previously known as the 52nd Light Infantry, the Royal Bucks Militia, and the Oxford Militia. Distinctive numbers were on this day officially abolished, and the pattern of lace on the Officers tunics was changed to that described as “Rose Pattern”.
1881 – 52nd – On this date, under the New Army Scheme, the Regiment became the 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. The connection with the 85th Light Infantry as a linked battalion was severed, and the 43rd Light Infantry and the 52nd Light Infantry were joined under the title of “The Oxfordshire Light Infantry”.
The Battalion was quartered at Chatham Barracks.
1905 – 2nd Bn Oxf LI – A new Service Dress Cap was taken into wear by NCO’s and men.
1913 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI.—Under Army Order 208 of this date, the addition of "1857" to the honorary distinction "Delhi" was approved by H.M. the King.
1916 - Battle of Albert (First day of the Battle of the Somme);
1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI and 1/1st Bucks Bn. Present but in reserve.
1918 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – MESOPOTAMIA.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – WESTERN FRONT.
RIGHT BATTALION of 5BRIGADE.
Captain E H Whitfeld MC to 2nd Division Reception Camp for Duty.
Lt Col R B Crosse DSO to Third Army Schools for a “visit” to see the system of Training at the Infantry School and Musketry Camp (rejoined 3/7/18).
Captain G Field MC joined from “D” Infantry base depot and assumed duties of Second-in-Command with Acting rank of Major (1/7/18) – drawing pay and allowances as such.
The Regiment under the Temporary Command of Captain J Blagrove (B Coy) was relieved by 24th (S) Bn Royal Fusiliers in area of Right Battalion in Left Brigade Sector of the Division and withdrew to Reserve Battalion area, companies distributed as under:-
No 1 Position – B Coy
No 2 Position – (Regtl Hq) C Coy
No 3 Position – A Coy
No 4 Position – D Coy
Casualties: Killed = 1 OR
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – ITALIAN FRONT
The day which was fine and hot was spent in washing underclothing and cleaning up generally.
The following immediate awards for gallantry on 15th June during the Austrian attack were announced:-
LIEUT (A/CAPT) B.C. RIGDEN M.C. (D COY) BAR TO MILITARY CROSS.
LIEUT G.W.HIGLETT (C COY) MILITARY CROSS.
2/LT P.T. HERBERT (C COY) MILITARY CROSS.
33569 PTE (L/CPL) C.C.H. EVANS (D COY) MILITARY MEDAL
265794 SGT F.J. SINCLAIR (D COY) MILITARY MEDAL
267670 PTE M. COHEN (BN HQ) MILITARY MEDAL
33689 PTE J.H.SAUNDERS (BN HQ) MILITARY MEDAL
266078 PTE (L/CPL) A YOUNG (B COY) MILITARY MEDAL
265107 PTE (L/CPL) V.E PORTERFIELD (BN HQ) MILITARY MEDAL
All tents and Italian Bivouacs were struck at 4pm and loaded on lorry to be handed in to Ordnance.
The battalion marched during the night with rest of Brigade Group to CORNEDO area starting at 5 minutes past Midnight, eight hours after camp was struck.
Route: THIENE – PT 112 – MALO – CEREDA.
Dress: Fighting Order, packs being carried.
Battalion had Breakfasts en route, an hour & ten minutes halt taking place at 2.50am.
Arrived in Billets at CEREDA & GRUMO about 8am, no one having fallen out.
Ration Strength: 26 Officers 700 OR. Casualties: NIL
1918 - 1/4th (TF) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - ITALIAN FRONT
1918 – 2/4th (TF) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – WESTERN FRONT.
1918 – 7th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – MACEDONIAN FRONT
1918 – 8th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – MACEDONIAN FRONT
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE.
The Regt had a very quiet day, Letter C Coy incurred one casualty when the enemy ranged his mortars on their posn. Some very up to date mail was received from a resupply drop by air in the Div area.