1813 – Light Division – after Nivelle the Light Division went into position at Arcangues forming part of a defensive line of posts on the frontier of France.
1917 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI transferred by rail from Ypres to Cambrai area.
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI –
2.20am – Train moved off, arrived after a very good journey for a French Train at ACHIET-LE-GRAND about 9.30am.
The usual delay at a detraining station accompanied by an air of mystery and confusion, but the detrainment was completed about midday and the regiment marched via BAPAUME to BEAULENCOURT on the BAPAUME – PERONNE Road., there being accommodated in very good huts.
Orders for move received very late that night.
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - IN THE TRAIN. En route to ITALY.
2nd Half of Bn consisting half the Transport, B and D Coys under MAJOR HALL paraded at 5.30am. at TINQUES and marched to SAVY station to entrain.
NO 1 TRAIN
1 Coach 2nd Class
2 Coach 3rd Class
22 Closed Trucks
Average number of Officers per compartment 2 to 3.
Average number of men per truck 25.
Train left SAVY punctually at 10.38pm.
Route for day
CRIEL arr 9am
NOGENT SUR SEINE arr 3.45pm
TROYES arr 7pm
FLORENTIN arr 8.45pm.
Men given coffee at NOGENT SUR SEINE & got a wash.
NO 2 TRAIN
Train left SAVY at 8.48am.
Route for the day:-
SAVY – ST ELOIS – ACHIET LE GRAND – ALBERT – LONGUAEU – CREIL – NOGENT SUR SEINE.
At ACHIET the train halted on next line to train containing 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks Lt Infty which battalion contained various OR from this Bn and vice versa.
During the Morning the train passed through the ANCRE VALLEY and survivors of the SOMME fighting saw many of their old battlefields of 15 months before.
The only halt of any length during the day was at LONGUAEU where the men had teas.