1812 – 43rd and 52nd - Siege of Badajoz; capture of the outwork of La Picurina:
1885 – 2nd Bn Oxf LI – Arrived at Alexandria (Egypt) as part of Army of Occupation
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI. (France)
About 2AM orders came to withdraw, the withdrawal being effected without molestation, along the BAPAUME – ALBERT Road as far as COURCELLETTE, where the brigade turned North and bivouacked for breakfast in the Dyke Valley – after which positions were taken up facing LE SARS.
Gradual withdrawal frome these were carried out in an orderly manner as the enemy pressed on.
In consequence of the apparent withdrawal of every unit on either flank, and the absence of orders or information as to the situation, of both of which there were none, the regiment in conjunction with the 2nd Highland Light Infantry withdrew across the Ancre to Beaucourt sur Ancre.
Here the crossings were all guarded, the Regiment having two bridges in Q.18.b, in touch with units on each flank.
The night passed quietly.
Wounded = 2Lt G Ashplant MM (while serving with 5LTMB) and 18 Other Ranks.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshireBattalion – BUSIAGO, VECCHIA & COCCHE. (Italy)
C Coy played A Coy 1/4 R BERKS in BDE football competition & Won 2-0.
Ration Strength: 37 Officers 801 OR.
Casualties: 2 OR to Hospital Sick.
1918 - 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Retired slightly. (France)
The Battalion were relieved at night by FRENCH troops, after withdrawing slightly during the day.
Casualties: Capt. W.H. MOBERLEY D.S.O. Wounded 2/Lt. G.A ROWLERSON Missing: O.R. 2 Killed, 2 Wounded.
1918 - 5th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Withdrew to THIESECOURT. (France)
Men get 3 hours sleep, then take up a position covering the OISE CANAL in positions dug by entrenching Battn.
During afternoon French troops who had been holding BUSSY in front, retire and on advance of enemy in large masses.
Battn again retires by order and marches to THIESCOURT, arriving 1.0 a.m.
Battn shelled by enemy field guns at close range after leaving SERMAIZE – no casualties.
1945 - 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – HAMMINKELN (North West Europe)
Throughout the night this movement continued & tanks & about 30 infantry approached the bridge. "A" Coy were moved up to area behind "B" Coy. When it appeared that the tanks were on the bridge, the order was given for the bridge to be blown. Enemy definitely got into houses 218498.
0300 - Attack seems to have stopped. One tank hit by 6 pdr. Damage not known. Mediums laying harassing fire.
0400 - The enemy started working round to the North. Small party infiltrated between C & A Coys.
0445 - C Coy attacked and one platoon position overrun. S.O.S. Tasks called for.
A Coy counter attacked Northwards & one coy from 12 Devons moved up to occupy A Coys former position around crossroads.
0530 - Tank activity started up again between RINGENBURG & the river. 2 Mark IV's definitely seen. Shortly after 0700 Typhoons made their first rocket-firing attack. A Coy returned to their original position releasing the Devons company. Typhoon attacks on AUTOBAHN & RINGENBURG areas throughout the day. Continued enemy infantry activity was noticed to the North & West of D Coy, who made a clearing raid on the houses at 214508.
1900 - Comd Officer's O Group at Brigade. Information re take-over during the night by 157 Bde of 52 (Lowland) Div.
2040 - A Coy again attacked Northwards beside the road, suffering some casualties from enemy who appeared behind civilians who were displaying a white flag. While the Cameronians were taking over during the night, there was some desultory fire over the whole Bn area, but very few casualties were incurred.