1807 – 52nd – 2nd Bn 52nd with the troops under General harry Burrard, landed about 8 miles from Copenhagen (Denmark).
1884 – 2nd Bn Oxf LI – Sailed from Queenstown (Ireland) on H.M.T Orontes on route to Gibraltar (arrived 20th August).
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – AILLY-SUR-SOMME. to MONTONVILLERS.
By march route to Montonvillers.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – TRENCHES NW OF POZIERES
At 12.30am after 1/4hr bombardment by our guns A Coy under CAPT N.S, REID DSO attempted a bombing attack on Points 78, 59 & 48 starting from Point 99. Shortage of bombs prevented the attack being successful.
At about midnight the line of posts of B Coy were withdrawn into the trench as the bombardment of 6TH AVENUE had by that time ceased.
In the early hours of the morning a patrol was sent along 6TH AVENUE as far as the POZIERES – THIEPVAL road & then turned & came down the road toward POZIERES but failed to find any troops with whom to get in touch.
Accordingly 2 platoons of B Coy were withdrawn into 5TH AVENUE & the other 2 platoons held Points 99 & 14.
From 6am onward the situations was quite quiet.
At 11am the Battn was relieved by the 1/4 OX & BUCKS LI.
The casualties as a result of these operations were
LT F D EARL.
2LT D FALLON
CAPT V C HEATHCOTE-HACKER.
2LT F C DIXON (7TH BATTN MANCHESTER REGT ATTD 1ST BUCKS BN)
OR Killed 15
On relief the Battn marched to the BOUZINCOURT – ALBERT line in W.21.a
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 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – LE MESNIL.
Bde reported that there was a strong possibility that the enemy might be withdrawing and that we were to carry out active patrolling and be prepared to follow them up. The Comd Offr returned from the Div Battle Drill School as Ouistreham and reassumed comd of the Regt.
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.
AM - Informed by 1 Corps that we are to be allowed to retain minimum cadre of 5 offrs and 100 ORs.
1100 - Draft goes off in good spirits to 1st Bn Black Watch Regt.
1400 - Conference of Coy Comds etc to discuss minimum cadre.
1500 - Informed by 1 Corps that we are to be allowed to retain 12 vehs and adm eqpt only, remainder to be handed in. Minimum cadre statistics issued to all coys.
PM - Major H.H.H. Boehm officially appointed A/Lt Col in command of Bn w.e.f. 4 Aug 44, ie date of casualty of Lt Col E.A. Carse.