1900 – 1st Bn Oxf LI – Engaged with the Boers at Klip Drift.
1916 – Provisional Bn. (of 1st Bn.), 400 strong, joined the force for relief of Kut at Wadi.
1917 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – OVILLERS.
X Day. Distribution of the regiment affected as follows:-
Headquarters and B company less 2Lt Neville and 50 Other ranks Permanent Working Party at VILLERS MILL near MEAULTE, - AVELUY.
C Company and 50 men D company Permanent Light railway Working Party, DONNETS POST.
D company Less 50 men, Permanent Working Party unloading ammunition charges and gun.
A Company finding 3 platoons of 90 men Permanent Working Party under C.R.E. 2 Division WOLESLEY HUTS and remainder plus all available details of other companies 100 men for making dugouts near POZIERES. (174th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers.)
1917 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – TRENCHES N.E. of BARLEUX
Battn in Trenches. –
Between 9am & 12 noon B. de COSTE, BRISSON, Des POMMIERS & CHAMINADE were intermittently shelled with 10cm & 15cm shells- No damage done.
Between the same hours the R.E. Dump adjoining the FLAUCOURT – BIACHES road (N.5a) was very heavily shelled with 15cm shells. One direct hit being obtained on a dump of French bombs.
Heavy horse transport heard between 6pm & 9pm on the BARLEUX –GARDEN FARM road (N.8.b-O.13.a & b. -0.14.a)
A patrol of 1 NCO & 4 men left our line about N.12.a-90.10. at 2am & examined the enemy wire which was found to consist of 2 belts about 7 yards wide & very strong.
A second patrol consisting of LIEUT G.F. KNIGHT left our lines about O.7.a.20.81 but were unable to approach the enemy wire owing to a hostile covering party which was screening a wiring party.
A third patrol of 1 NCO & 4 men left our trenches at O.7.a.20.80 at 2am & found the enemy wire to be about 15 yards deep – enemy sap at O.7.a.78.75 was not held. – Lights from dugouts could be seen along BENOIT TR.
1917 – 6th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – returned to CARNOY Camp.