1823 - 52nd - embarked at Cove for Halifax (Nova Scotia.).
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – RESERVE BATTALION.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – ASIAGO PLATEAU.
Battn was relieved during the Afternoon by 1/4 OXFORDS and went into Brigade Support in huts on MTE LEMERLE.
During the tour in trenches large numbers of men caught the prevailing disease (a sort of trench fever) and were out of action for several days, and some 20 had to be evacuated.
Ration Strength: 29 Officers 675 OR Casualties 18 OR.
1918 - 1/4th Bn. Oxf & Bucks LI - To Front Line opposite CANOVE relieving 1/1st Bucks Bn who moved to MT. LEMERLE (main line).
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI -HEROUVILETTE
Owing to the fact that recce patrols reported ESCOVILLE to be clear of the enemy the Commanding Officer decided to send 'C' Coy forward to occupy the village.
The Coy moved out at about 1245 hrs and reached the area of the CHATEAU at approx 1330 hrs without opposition.
1345 hrs 'C' Coy came under fire from enemy armoured cars which came forward from the South of ESCOVILLE as soon as 'C' Coy started to move into the village. 'C' Coy fought back in a spirited manner until about 1630 hrs when the enemy appeared to be being reinforced and 'C' Coy therefore withdrew to their defensive positions on the South side of HEROUVILLETTE.
At about 1730 hrs it was observed that the enemy were moving up to ESCOVILLE in some strength and tanks had been reported.
1900 hrs heavy fire was opened on the area of the village by Self Propelled guns, artillery and mortars. The enemy attacked with tanks armoured cars and a certain number of infantry. M.E. 109's appeared overhead and carried out a short straffing attack. Early in the attack one 6-pdr crew were knocked out by Mortar fire which left a gap in the Anti/Tank defence. The Commanding Officer quickly organised a PIAT party and this gap was soon covered.
Defensive Fire artillery fire was called for and came down very quickly and accurately. The enemy then withdrew leaving 2 Mk IV tanks burning about 100 yds from our leading Coys and at least 3 more tanks retired on fire. We later recovered an armoured car from the area of ESCOVILLE and found another one which we were unfortunately unable to bring back. During this very sharp engagement the Regiment suffered a total of about 40 casualties. Recce Patrols were sent forward to ESCOVILLE during the night but nothing was reported.
1944 - 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - NORMANDY
The dumps reopened on D plus 3 in the beach maintenance area on the sites allotted in the first key plan,