1793 - 43rd (1,100) strong left England for the West Indies
1915 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI -BETHUNE.
In billets in La Vallee area.
During this period (24th – 29th) a new system of bombing attacks was practised by all companies and the usual drills and exercises performed.
The weather was exceedingly bad, most of the ground being under water.
In consequence work was greatly interfered with.
Lt Col Eden to Hospital in Bethune so Major Higgins took over temporary command of the Regiment,
1915– 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – COUIN
Battalion in Billets.