1831 - 52nd - Marched from Southampton to Bristol to suppress the riots there.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – ST. PYTHON.
The morning was spent in bathing.
Major J J Powell, temporarily took over the command of the 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, 6th Infantry Brigade.
Captain E J Anderson took over the duties of Second-in-Command and Mess President temporarily.
1918 - 1/4th Oxf & Bucks LI and 1/1st Bucks Bn - Armistice with Austria declared. (ITALY)
1918 - l/lst Bucks Bn - To CALDANAZZO, taking many prisoners.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – IN RIGHT BRIGADE RESERVE NR PRIA DEIL ACQUA
Battn paraded at 0400 hours with remainder of Brigade & set out on one of the greatest, most interesting & in many ways the most amusing march it ever did.
Order Brigades – 143 (who had started the previous day) - 144 – 145.
Route:- VAL D’ ASSA – OST DEL TERMINI – VEZZENA.
Prisoners pouring back along whole route: whole Battalions with their Commanders & White flags - Roads littered with Austrian equipment & Transport.
Abandoned Guns along all roads – greatest hauls of prisoners made at VEZZENA and CALDONAZZO - at least 20,000 in all –
Great rumours of an Armistice throughout day: some Austrians being most reluctant to lay down their arms on the account as they understood Armistice had already started:
Battn marched very well being kept going largely by the excitement & reached CALDONAZZO at 15.30.
A & B Coys each spent 4 hours of night guarding prisoners.
Length of march about 25 Miles.
Ration Strength: 26 Officers 632 OR. Casualties: NIL.
1918 - l/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Marched up VAL d’ASSA.
1918 – 1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – VALLE DI PORTULE.
04.25 - Bn. paraded in column of route & moved up VAL D'ASSA.
First line transport in rear.
During march up VAL D'ASSA thousands of prisoners met coming back, & two Austrian
General's came by in car flying the white flag.
Rumours of an Armistice having been signed this morning spread, but at 09.50 a message received from Bde that nothing known of it & Division moving on to occupy line PERGINE – LEVICO – TRENTA.
Abandoned material & guns showed haste with which enemy had retired.
09.55 - Halted at VEZZENA & had food.
1100 - Resumed march.
A & C Coy's detached to guard several thousands of prisoners who had surrendered with several Bn staffs & transport.
12.20 - At road junction E of Point 1264 transport directed by road through LAVMRONE to
Bn HQ & B Coy moved by road just West of Vne SCURO.
Road fairly narrow & blocked in several places by telefonica wires, the enemy having destroyed the telefonica power station, & wrecked several of the standards.
15.30 - SE. of CALDONAZZO a Bn, and a half Austrians encountered.
They understood that an armistice had been signed at 5 am today & were ordered to withdraw without resistance.
Bn Commander & staff taken with us as hostages to CALDONAZZO
Bde decide that they must lay down arms & surrender.
All the Bn & a half put in prisoners cage at CALDONAZZO.
15.50 - Arrived at CALDONAZZO & billeted.
19.50 - Transport arrived after a long journey round.
During these last three days only one man has fallen out on the march.
1918 - 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To BERMERAIN.
The Battalion marched at 1100 hours to AVESNES-LEE-AUBERT route being cross roads Q.14.d.8.2. (51A) – CRAUSSEE BRUNEHAUT SAULZOIR – MONTRECOURT – ST. AUBERT – AVESNES-LEE-AUBERT.
No one fell out on route.