1859 - 43rd - with Nagode Force in pursuit of rebels (India).
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI –
The Regiment relieved the 87th (1st Royal Irish) Fusiliers of the reserve brigade of 36th Division in the area K.20.a. and c. and K.26.a. and c being accommodated in the Old British front Line Trenches. (References to map MOEUVRES Special Sheet Scale 1/20,000)
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - IN THE TRAIN. En route to ITALY.
NO 1 TRAIN
Route for day:
CANNES arr 7am
NICE arr 9.30am
Crossed Frontier 11am
SAVONA arr 8pm
Perfect day enjoyed thoroughly by all ranks.
Terrific reception by population especially at NICE & MONTE CARLO.
GOC Division joined train at SAVONA, a special coach being put on for him.
This proved a great advantage as train could be stopped or made to go on as required leading to ours passing several trains en route.
NO 2 TRAIN
Route for the Day
TOULON – LES ARCS – CANNES – NICE – MONTE CARLO – VENTIMIGLIA – SAN REMO – SAVONA.
Breakfast obtained at LES ARCS.
Train left at 9.40 and travelled along the Riviera.
There was great enthusiasm amongst the people who threw oranges on to the train.
The weather was perfect, and all ranks had a most memorable day.
Food, cigarettes, tea and postcards were showered on the men at all halting places, particularly NICE.
At VENTIMIGLIA the train halted for 3 hours and both Coys went for 1 hrs route march through the town and along the shore.
8 officers of 2nd S.M.FIELD AMBULANCE who had missed the train were taken to SAN REMO where they rejoined their own train.
Train left VENTIMIGLIA at 7.15pm.
1917 – 6th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – BATTLE OF CAMBRAI
The Battalion remained in the H Line but each night worked in the new front line.