1915 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI -IN TRENCHES AT GIVENCHY.
B.2. Section extends from THE SHRINE on Right to the low ground in continuation of SCOTTISH TRENCH on Left:
2 companies are in Front Line,
1 company in Support (less 1 platoon in HERTS REDOUBT)
Head Quarters and 1 company in houses at WINDY CORNER.
In front of the Right company there are 2 distinct groups of Mine craters, some made by us and some by the enemy.
3 saps lead up to and occupy the lip on our side in the Southern Group, 4 saps the Northern Group. A great number (average 200) of hand grenades were thrown every night, but the enemy reply in very small quantities. Trench Mortars are fired with equal and constant frequency by both sides.
Our artillery were fairly active by day and night, but the enemy troubled us little in this respect.
Casualties: 2 men Wounded.
1915– 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – SAILLY
Working Parties on Communication Trench LARREY
1917 - Battle of Langemarck (Third Ypres)- 1/4th Bn, 1/1st Bucks, and 6th Bns Oxf & Bucks LI actively engaged; 5th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI also present.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
The draft went off in high spirits in transport supplied once again by the 51st Division, quite unperturbed by the drenching they had received the previous night. Although watching one's own battalion being drafted away can never be a pleasant sight, it was most heartening to see the excellent spirits and bearing of the men—now, alas, stripped of the familiar red and black chevrons and badges. The 51st Division were undoubtedly receiving a first-class reinforcement.