1775 - 43rd and 52nd holding and fortifying Charlestown Heights.(Battle of Lexington).
1815 – 52nd – Commenced march on Paris.
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
Raid on IGNATOVSKAYA and KITSA decided on.
Date not fixed.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – ST COME.
After a quiet day the ENEMY sent over a heavy mortar concentration at 2000 hrs.
At 2100 hrs a fighting patrol of 2 platoons 'B' Coy commanded by Maj Edmonds attacked & cleared hedge row 142736 running NORTH, killing 10 ENEMY; they then came under heavy small arms & MG fire from the RIGHT flank; Maj Edmonds being wounded.
Maj Darrell Brown commanding the Regiment then ordered the patrol to withdraw, 'D' Coy being brought up to cover this withdrawal.
Casualties were 6 wounded and 6 missing.
Maj Favell assumed command of 'B' Coy.
At 2300 hrs a further concentration from Rocket Projectors was brought down on our area in which Lt James was killed and Capt Mason wounded.