1915 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To LES CHOQAUX & ESSARS
In the evening relieved by 2\Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and moved into billets in Divisional Reserve.
1915 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – 1/3 Mile W of STEENWERCK
2 Officers per Coy & 2 NCOs from BN instructed in bomb throwing under arrangements of 4th Div.
1917 - Battle of Vimy Ridge; 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI present.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
The Regiment's part in the brigade plan was to capture Gross Hauslingen(1168).
Eventually the Regiment was fired at as darkness fell, in scrubby-country and with open flanks and no definite knowledge of enemy positions. A halt was called, but, after some opposition to A Company, Gross Hauslingen was occupied before first light.
Daylight discovered a dangerous and difficult situation, for a number of enemy posts had remained hidden and began shooting as soon as they could see.
The day was spent in cleaning up these enemy posts. Casualties were fairly high, as the fighting was very close. Captain E. P. Hawley was killed when a panzerfaust hit his carrier, and Major W. R. G. de Warenne Warren, Second Lieutenant E. Norris and Lieutenant L. W. Hedges were wounded. By 2000 hrs the position was stable.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI - NWE Heitlingen
Our notice to move was cancelled about mid-day. More rest & maintenance.
Some training & PIAT practice.