1817 – 43rd moved from Bapaume to Valenciennes
1915 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - In Trenches near FESTUBERT
A very quiet period.
On 2 whole days no shelling whatever by enemy.
Some successful sniping on our front on several occasions: one rifle with telescope and one with magnifying sights (both private) found very useful.
The new line of breastwork towards Section B.3. completed by hurdle work.
A complete company of 19th London Regiment (TF) relieved one of ours in breastworks.
Our relieved company into quarters in Reserve near Regimental HeadQuarters.
Casualties: Wounded 2.
1915 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – LE BIZET
Bn moved 9am marching via ARMENTIERES – NIEPPE – STEELWERCK – billets in farms north of road STEELWERCK – LEVERRIER arriving 1pm.
Bn HQ at farm (ref map 36 B series 1/40000) A.14 C SW.
1918 – Battle of Hazebrouck; 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI. present.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 12th crossed the Aller at Westen (0572) and on to Ottersen (0872).
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI - NWE Heitlingen
Another day of maintenance & administration, including a visit from a mobile bath unit.
The Brigade Commander addressed all our reinforcements. We are to be at one hours notice to move as from 0800 hrs tomorrow.