1809 - The Light Brigade under Craufurd, reached Navalmoral, 52 miles from Talavera, at sunset. (PENINSULA WAR)
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – RESERVE POSITIONS. (WESTERN FRONT)
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – VAL BARENTHAL. (ITALIAN FRONT)
C and D Coys found Working Parties under Forward Battalion during the Day.
Working continued on Huts and Shelters.
A and B found Working Parties Wiring Outpost Line by Night.
CAPT FIRMINGER and LIEUT MAGGS proceeded on English Leave.
CAPT THOMAS rejoined from English Leave.
Ration Strength: 22 Officers 608 OR. Casualties: 1 OR to Hospital – Sick
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – CHATEAU ST COME.(NORMANDY)
During the night a small number of enemy bombers dropped a few bombs on the Regtl area causing damage to a small building occupied by No.7 (A/Tk) Pl HQ. (no one inside the house was hurt). 'A' Coy suffered one slight casualty.
Our patrols confirmed that the enemy are still occupying the same FDLs.
The enemy has been much more cautious in his movement to-day and our snipers only claim one definite hit.
At 1730 our mortars put down a small but effective conc on a party of ten enemy moving back to their Coy HQ.
At 2045 hrs about 20 enemy mortar bombs landed in the fd behind one of our own mortar btys, and so all three of our btys fired immediately on BENEAUVILLE CHATEAU which is thought to be a Bn HQ. This seemed to have the desired effect.