1842 – 52nd – 24 Serjeants Percussion Fusils were received from England by the 52nd at Frederickton, New Brunswick.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – VERTAIN.
About 0430 VERTAIN was shelled with high explosive and gas shells, so that for some time box respirators had to be worn. 2 Sections of D Coy were buried in a cellar but there were no casualties. Casualty returns for yesterday showed:-
Other Ranks: Killed = w. Wounded = 36. Gassed = 15.
Officers: Capt S J Anderson MC Wounded, slightly only.
The morning was spent in cleaning up.
The bodies of four of the men killed the day before were found and buried in the British cemetery, the Commanding Officers two Buglers sounding the Last Post.
At 1315 orders were received for the Regiment to move to ST. PYTHON at 1600. The march was very slow, the roads being congested with traffic, but the Regiment arrived at ST. PYTHON about 1720. Transport, Rearward Services and the Reinforcement (nucleus) moved up simultaneously from ST. HILAIRE, but in view of another probable forward move were billeted separately.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – RIGHT SECTOR RIGHT BRIGADE (S.SISTO).
1/4 GLOSTER REGT raided the AVE - SEC area in conjunction with raids carried out by the French on M SISE MOL on Right and by the Italians on the Left.
Zero 00.15. Raid completely successful, the enemy offering only a poor resistance.
1/4 GLOSTERS Prisoners-210, French raid equally successful -700 prisoners being taken.
Intense bombardment of enemy trenches from 05.00 to 09.00. Some retaliation but NO casualties, all ranks being kept under cover as far as possible.
2LT ELLWOOD with Patrol of 20 OR went out at 20.00 to endeavour to capture garrison of an enemy post at SEC. Attempt failed owing to enemy running.
Ration Strength: 20 Officers 606 OR. Casualties: NIL
1918 - 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To BERMERAIN.