1857 - 52nd - engaged mutineers at Trimmoo Ghaut.
1917 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – DE PREOL - CAMBRIN.
The Regiment relieved the 24th Bn Royal Fusiliers on the Right Subsection of the brigade Front, handed over on 6.7.17.
Shortly after completion of relief about 11.60PM the trenches were subjected to a very unpleasant bombardment by Gas Shells, which was particularly heavy against the Support and Reserve Lines.
A shell struck the parados of KINGSWAY (Support) TRENCH just opposite the entrance of a dugout occupied by the Stretcher Bearers etc of B Coy.
The full blast went down the stairs and 3 old soldiers 6157 LCpl WILLIAMS (Sanitary Corporal), 6474 Pte BURROWS and 7346 Pte TEW (Stretcher Bearers) died shortly afterwards from the effects. Some 15-20 men were affected to a greater or less degree within the next 48 hours, it being particularly noticeable how on the evenings-about dusk on the 2 succeeding days men seemed no longer able to hold out.
The general gas discipline was good – two cases came to light where had the men been better trained they would not have been affected. (One of these was very bad, the other slight). Had it not been, B Coy would have had according to my estimate 85% casualties.
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – BAILLEUVAL.
Battn in Billets –
Battalion engaged in Company Training in Morning and Individual Training in the afternoon.
Reinforcement of 196 ORs arrived.
Weather: Fine and Warm.
Ration Strength: 28 Officers 887 OR.
1917 - 5th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Moved by rail to BAILLEUL.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – CHATEAU ST COME.
Last night's patrols reported no change in the enemy's disposns on our front.
At 0655 this morning two of four ME 109s were shot down over our area while carrying out a low level machine gun attack. 'C' Coy harassing the fwd enemy posns with 2" Mortar PIAT and Bren fire. 'D' Coy snipers killed two of the enemy at 16.00 and 19.30 hrs