1791 - 52nd - marched on Colar against Tippoo.
1900 - 1st Bn Oxf LI - opposite Cronje's laager.
1903 – 1st Bn Oxf LI – The Battalion paraded at 11am for the presentation of the Kings South Africa Medal to all those entitled.
1917 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – DYKE VALLEY.
After dark information received that a patrol of 18th Division (on our Left i.e on the left of 17th Royal Fusiliers who were on our Left) had penetrated to a point well within the German Lines on our front and had found nobody.
Orders received to send out patrols at once and find out whether GUARD TRENCH and DESIRE SUPPORT TRENCH were held.
Patrol going out at 9pm from A Company (on Right) reported GUARD TRENCH and that part of DESIRE SUPPORT TRENCH to its front as believed held although posts could not be located.
Patrol going out at 10.30pm from B Company (on Left) reported that part of DESIRE SUPPORT TRENCH to its front being held by at least one post. This was reported.
Further information not then available disclosed that the Germans were definitely not holding their front system except by one or more rear guard post or “Pockets” and the Support Battalion (2/HLI) was passed through the front line, in the dark and at dawn under cover of a mist established a line of outposts beyond and to the South of PYS.
The following Officers joined for Duty:-
2Lt H A Smith and posted to A Company,
Attached from Royal Berkshire Regiment:-
2Lt S A S Miles (A Company)
2Lt M A Simon (B Company),
2Lt H O M Herbert (C Company),
2Lt A E Henley (C Company),
2Lt H W D Palmer (D Company).
1917 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – CAMP 56 CAPPY.
Bn in Huts. –
Company Training. Working parties of 3 Officers & 200 men supplied.
1917 – 2/1st Bucks (TF) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – In Trenches SPUDS.
1917 – 2/4th (TF) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – In Trenches ABLAINCOURT.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 24th the 1st Highland Light Infantry was ordered to capture Rottum (9339), and once that was secure the Regiment was to attack the wood at 9239 beyond it.
A Company secured the start line and D Company, left, and B Company, right, were to attack the wood. In the darkness there was considerable confusion and the wrong wood was captured. However, a new plan was made and the correct objective was achieved without much opposition. The Regiment proceeded to" occupy the wood. Flooded ground made digging almost impossible and heavy shell fire caused considerable casualties—forty-two in all, including Lieutenant A. F. M. Paget, D.S.O., who was mortally wounded.