1815 – 52nd – Halted within sight of Paris.
1881 – The 43rd and 52nd formed into The Oxfordshire Light Infantry
1881 - 43rd – In accordance with General Orders, by H.R.H the Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief, of this date, the designation of the Regiment was directed to be the 1st Battalion The Oxfordshire Light Infantry, Oxford being appointed as the place of localisation, and the other battalions of the Regiment being formed of those previously known as the 52nd Light Infantry, the Royal Bucks Militia, and the Oxford Militia. Distinctive numbers were on this day officially abolished, and the pattern of lace on the Officers tunics was changed to that described as “Rose Pattern”.
1881 – 52nd – On this date, under the New Army Scheme, the Regiment became the 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. The connection with the 85th Light Infantry as a linked battalion was severed, and the 43rd Light Infantry and the 52nd Light Infantry were joined under the title of “The Oxfordshire Light Infantry”.
The Battalion was quartered at Chatham Barracks.
1905 – 2nd Bn Oxf LI – A new Service Dress Cap was taken into wear by NCO’s and men.
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – VILLERS-AU-BOIS
At Villers-au-Bois as battalion in Brigade Reserve.
Lt Col Eden D.S.O. absent on Temporary Duty at Headquarters 4th Army.
1916 - Battle of Albert (First day of the Battle of the Somme);
1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI and 1/1st Bucks Bn. Present but in reserve.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – COUIN
9AM. 145th Infantry Brigade marched to MAILLY-MAILLET (via BERTRANCOURT & BEAUSSART & bivouaced in plantations to the South East of this place.
The 145th & 144th Inf Bdes remained there all the day in Corps reserve during the VIII Corps offensive.
1916 - 1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI –Bivouacs between COUIN & St LEGER.
8AM - Battalion ready to move off according to instructions received overnight.
9.20AM - Battalion ordered to join column at COUIN cross roads. Men in marching order & also carrying 2 grenades, 2 sand bags apiece, while one Platoon a Company, carried picks and shovels up to 50% and NCO's had aeroplane flares Very lights etc.
Bde marched in following order GLOSTERS, OXFORDS, BUCKS, BERKS. 144 BDE ahead of 145 BDE.
Route COUIN, COIGNEUX, BERTRANCOURT, BEAUSART, MAILLY-MAILLET. Bde bivouacked in a field to SW of the village, behind a wood. Bivouacs reached about 1 PM. Many checks and delays owing to convoys of Ammunition cutting through the column.
Heavy shelling audible all day & into the night. Many contradictory rumours circulated as to progress of the fighting, but no official news.
Sleep somewhat disturbed by a 15 inch Howitzer about 400 yards away, which fired every half hour throughout the night.
The following officers attached to Battn & joined for duty. Lt KING 6th Middlesex Rgt. 2/Lt's MEYRICK, FENWICK, PLOWMAN, HUTCHINS and THOMPSON all 5th Middlesex Rgt. First 2 to B Coy. Next 2 to A Coy, remaining 2 to C & D Coy respectively.
The Bde & 144 Bde in Corps Reserve for the attack.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE.
The Regt had a very quiet day, Letter C Coy incurred one casualty when the enemy ranged his mortars on their posn. Some very up to date mail was received from a resupply drop by air in the Div area.