1815 - 52nd - in pursuit of the French after Waterloo, reached Binche.
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
0430 - Patrol went out from MIJNI KITSA to find positions for:-
(1) 2 3.7 inch Hows. to bombard IGNATOVSKAYA & KITSA.
(2) for T.M.B’s to bombard Tin Hut. Patrol returned at 0430 hrs.
Slight enemy shelling during the afternoon. Our guns replied.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – ST COME.
At 0400 hrs Maj Favell was killed while inspecting his company positions, by a shell.
Capt Priday assumed command of "B" Coy.
Commanding officer received orders from Brigade to move to a new location for a rest at LE MESNIL 134726, the Regiments position being taken over by 12 DEVON.
The Regiment less 'D' Coy moved out at 1800 hrs & reached its position at 2000 hrs. Digging was immediately commenced to improve the positions, particularly with regard to overhead cover.
This position was certainly much more restful than the last although almost continuous if intermittent shelling and mortaring was occurring on the surrounding area.
Letter D Coy moved to position at orchard 132741.