1791 – 52nd - Commencement of the siege of Bangalore, 52nd present (India).
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – METZ-EN-COUTURE. (France)
The Regiment relieved the 24th Royal Fusiliers in the Left Subsection of the front; frontage about 2200 yards; held in 9 platoon posts with three platoons in close support; one company in a position of “Left Support Company” in Sailor Reserve Trench – and one company of Support Battalion (24th Royal Fusiliers) in a position of “Right Support Company” in Apex Lane.
During this period (5th – 11th) the dispositions of the regiment were altered almost daily in furtherance of the policy of holding the front line more thinly and after the 2nd change it was definitely established that the front was in the nature of an outpost line, and clear arrangements made for withdrawal, considerable apprehension as to the hostile intentions appeared to prevail, and early morning artillery fire designed to break up assembly formations and so forth occurred almost daily.
Considerable trouble was experienced during this period by the sharpshooting of our own artillery. Evidently in accordance with a general scheme of defence covering a large area, gun positions were far back and one felt that there was a considerable decrease in the amount of support one might look for from this arm of the service – The same applied to the Trench Mortar Service, more especially the Medium, in which one ceased to have any confidence at all.
1918 –1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - IL MONTELLO. (Italy)
In The Line.
A Fine day.
A certain amount of shelling in D Coys area during the day and a few shells into NERVESA.
In the Evening A Coy relieved C Coy and B Coy relieved D Coy.
The posts on the Island were re-established owing to improvement in the weather, the River fell about 8 inches.
Ration Strength: 37 Officers 813 OR.
In Hospital Sick: 2 OR.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 5th B Company moved forward to relieve the 4th Royal Welch Fusiliers