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 - 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.
1917 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – On Lines of Communication below BAGHDAD.
1917 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – BETHUNE.
The Regiment was holding the Canal Right Subsection of the Centre Brigade of the 2/Divisional Front:
2 Companies in front line
1 Company in “Immediate Support” &
1 Company in “Support”.
Quiet and uneventful. Some bad weather and some considerable heat.(1st-6th July).
1917 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – FORWARD RESERVE.
Battn in Reserve –
Battn resting- Enemy Artillery Very Quiet in back area.
Weather: Fine and Warm.
Ration Strength: 22 Officers 693 OR.
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.