1803 - 43rd made Light Infantry.
1857 – 52nd – INDIAN MUTINY
Marched to Goodasepoor en route to Delhi.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – RIGHT BATTALION. (WESTERN FRONT)
The Regiment relieved the 2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry in the area of the RIGHT BATTALION.
Right – C Coy
Left – B Coy
Support - D Coy
Reserve – A Coy
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – S MARIA. (ITALIAN FRONT)
Battalion marched from GRUMO at 12 Midnight and proceeded to camp at S. MARIA.
Halt of one hour and ten minutes at 2.50am for a meal.
An intensely hot march.
Battalion arrived in camp 8am.
Heat reached 92 degrees in the shade and very few men got any sleep during the day.
Ration Strength: 25 Officers 662 OR. Casualties: 8 OR to Hospital – Sick.
1918 - 1/4th Bn. Oxf & Bucks LI – To S. MARIA. (ITALIAN FRONT)
1918 - 2/4th Bn. Oxf & Bucks LI - To COTTES. (WESTERN FRONT)
1944 - 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – NORMANDY.
The greater part of the day was spent in cleaning up and reorganising after the previous days action.
The total casualties of the Regiment were three Officers and forty seven Other Ranks KILLED.
Six Officers and Ninety Other Ranks WOUNDED.
Nil Officers and twenty six Other Ranks MISSING.
Enemy casualties were estimated at 120 KILLED and WOUNDED apart from casualties inflicted in back areas by Artillery and Mortar Support fire; 45 dead were actually counted on the ground.
Thirteen German MGs were captured or destroyed and approx 138 PW passed through the DIV Cage.
During the evening the Regiment moved back through COLLEVILLE 9264 to a rest area near MOUEN 934653.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – CHATEAU ST COME. (NORMANDY)
Our patrols last night confirmed that the enemy FDLs already pinpointed were still occupied. No enemy patrols approached our ambush parties - and he seems generally to be very nervous about sending any of his own patrols fwd.
During the night enemy horse drawn transport could be heard going round his FDLs probably distributing rations.
During the day 'A' Coy were mortared but the enemy mortar positions were spotted and the Lt Arty put down a concentration on each of the positions silencing them most effectively.
Cries of pain were heard coming from one of the positions.
'D' Coy got three hits with their snipers to-day.
1944 – 7th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Arrived in Taranto (back in ITALY)