1814 - 43rd & 52nd - Pursuing the French, near St. Maurice (Peninsula).
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – METZ-EN-COUTURE.
During this period (2nd – 5th), when the weather could hardly have been worse, the Regiment was employed as far as possible consistent with bathing and other duties, in increasing the accommodation in Winchester Valley with a view to moving the whole Reserve Battalion there from METZ. Very little progress was made.The supply of material was bad.
1918 –1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - IL MONTELLO. (Italy)
Another rainy day.
Training and Work on Shelters continued.
LT COL REYNOLDS proceeded to VOLPAGO to Command Brigade School.
MAJOR HALL assumed command of the Battalion.
CAPT B C RIGDEN rejoined from Leave and resumed Command of D Coy.
Ration Strength: 37 Officers 819 OR. Casualties: 2 OR to Hospital.
1918 - 2/4th Bn,Oxf & Bucks LI - To Reserve billets at UGNYU. (France)
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 2nd the Regiment came under command of the 8th Armoured Division for the pursuit of the enemy, who had begun to withdraw in order to avoid being outflanked by the American drive towards the Rhine from the south.
The pursuit meant travelling in Kangaroos and dealing with any opposition which hindered the advancing armour. Deployment of infantry and a preliminary bombardment were usually sufficient to force the enemy to withdraw.
On the 2nd the first of these kind of engagements was fought in the area of Weeze and Neuhaus (949362). Little opposition was met and patrols pushed forward to Kevelaer (9632). Twenty prisoners were taken, including a few members of the Volksturm.
Some houses were booby-trapped and caused four casualties.