1812 - The Light Division in bivouac at San Martin, near Salamanca.
1847 – 52nd – Left Quebec for England.
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – CORBIE.
12.25am – Arrived CORBIE.
Billets very fair except Officers, on which subject the Town Major was at first troublesome.
Troops resting all day. Very hot.
Commanding Officer with Adjutant reconnoitered the Country North West of BRAY-SUR- SOMME.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OVILLERS
A tape was laid 175 yards from the German front line by the RE – The attacking companies assembled in the Sickel shaped trench (X.9.B – X.3D&C) & moved forwards up to the tape at 2.30am.
D Company occupied the Sickel shaped trench after the other three companies had left.
At 2.30am the enemy started sending up numerous white flares & after a few minutes red flares as a result of which machine guns opened fire.
At 2.45am an intense artillery barrage opened on the German front line & lifted at 2.47am.
The attack could not be pushed home owing to the large number of enemy machine guns, though one party of 1 Corporal & 6 men succeeded in entering the German line on the extreme right of the attack.
Casualties were heavy.
Killed CAPT L.W. CROUCH. 2LT C.G ABREY. 2LT J.P.CHAPMAN. 2LT C.W. TRIMMER and 7 OR.
Wounded 2LT B.C RIGDEN. 2LT H.C.E MASON. 2LT H.V. SHEPHERD & 97 OR
Missing CAPT G.G. JACKSON & 42 OR
About 9am the Battalion was withdrawn from the trenches & returned to bivouacs.
1916 - 1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Bivouacs 1/4 mile NE of ALBERT.
6.30AM -Information received [T248] that attack unsuccessful 1st BUCKS withdrawing to Bivouacs adjoining those occupied by the Battalion.
Battalion to relieve one Battalion in the line in afternoon.
7.30PM - Battalion not to relieve and take over trenches. Instead 150 men provided to work under R. BERKS (on right of Bde) 200 for GLOSTERS (on left) and 50 to cover R. SUSSEX who were digging new trench X 3d (South) X 9f (North).
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – CHATEAU ST COME.
During the night our own arty fired at frequent intervals on counter bty and counter mortar tasks on our front. Enemy reaction was only slight. Our own patrols confirmed that the enemy were still in occupation of the posts on our front. Lt Scott fired a PIAT at three of the enemy posts, the bombs landed in the right place but the enemy reaction was nil. It continued raining most of to-day and practically no movement observed from the enemy fwd posts.