1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – BOIRY ST MARTIN.
The 2/52nd were inspected and taken over by the Commanding Officer and Captains of their Companies, who came down from the line for the purpose and in the evening about 60 joined their companies in the line, the remainder being unable to proceed by reason of deficiencies of necessaries and the need for repairs which the Regimental Artificers could not execute in time.
Lt Blyth began on an official preliminary course of Signalling under arrangements made by OC 2/Signal Coy R.E. to fit him for a course at an Army School.
9PM – The enemy attempted a raid on the Left (Capt Eagles) Coy and the right of the 24th Royal Fusiliers on our left but were beaten off with some less to themselves.
4PM – The transport was inspected on behalf of the Brigadier-General who was unable to be present, by Lt Col W H Greenley DSO, ASC, Commanding 2nd Divisional Train, who at the conclusion of the inspection reported as follows:-
“I was shown 17 Light Draught Horses and Mules, 3 pairs of Heavy Draught Horses, 6 Pack Animals, 4 Chargers, 1 Riding Horse and one spare heavy draught horse and all available vehicles. The condition of the animals was generally fair. No less than 12 of them have been with the Battalion since 1914. They were clean and well groomed, except one case which was pointed out to me. The shoeing was good. The harness was in good condition and the general fitting was correct. A few bits were too high in the mouth and there was no standard for the fitting of the breechings. These are minor faults easily remedied. The vehicles were all in good condition and very well turned out. There are two shoeing smiths and one sadler, and a wheeler is being obtained. There is a forge and though there is not a chaff cutter one is borrowed and chaff is obtained. The Transport generally shows signs of careful supervision and attention.”
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – ASIAGO PLATEAU.
Very Quiet day.
Work carried on energetically all day improving tracks and making shelters splinter proof. Further investigation shows that Patrol of Left Coy did not occupy MIDWAY HOUSE last Night but pushed on past it and occupied SEC.
This was of importance as a Raid on this point a week earlier had, in spite of artillery support, suffered very considerable casualties.
Patrols went out from both Coys during the Night, no outposts being put out.
Left Coys patrol endeavoured to enter SEC again. Their Right flank was supported by patrol from B Coy but this lost direction and converged on SEC.
D Coys Patrol on reaching SEC were unable to find any gap in the wire, the one found the previous night having apparently been closed up. After several efforts they were seen by hostile posts and a heavy fire opened.
Patrol returned without casualties.
Ration Strength: 33 Officers 732 OR. Casualties: NIL
1918 - 2/4th Bn. Oxf & Bucks LI - Moved into Reserve (ST. VENANT).
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Bad Kleinen
Our area is now completely clear of P.W. This morning at 1100 hrs.
14 representatives per company attended a Divisional Thanksgiving service at WISMAR.