1776 - Engagement at Brook Lyne, long Island (America).
1914 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Retreat from Mons
1915 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI -IN TRENCHES AT GIVENCHY.
Shortly after midnight “the enemy made a determined bomb attack on the Northern Craters at the SUNKEN ROAD but were repulsed after considerable bombing on our side”. The enemy approached very close at one time with the result that several of their bombs fell in our trenches causing casualties. The enemy gained no ground anywhere. The night of the 27th passed quietly, though every night there was a considerable amount of firing from the trench Mortars on both sides and some shelling by our artillery. The days were quite quiet. This was practically the first experience the Regiment’s Grenadiers have had and they acquitted themselves well especially No 10290 LCpl WATKINS of C Company.
Casualties: Killed 7. Wounded 13.
1915– 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – HEBUTERNE
Bn HQ 1 1/2 Coys 11/R WARWICKS arrived 8.15pm. for attachment for instruction.
A Coy out of trenches
B Coy & D Coy extended to their Right.
D Coy Trenches BARAT – MURAT
B Coy Trenches SEGUR – BATAILLE
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
At 1000 hrs on the 27th August the last draft departed.
The last parade of the Battalion, which was formed after the losses at Dunkirk, took place in a field adjoining the orchard at Plumetot, in which Battalion headquarters had been established.
Complete disbandment was the fate of many good battalions at this time in face of the urgent need for reinforcements and the Battalion was fortunate in being left a cadre from which a new battalion could be built. Moreover, the men who were about to leave were to join a famous division with the promise that they would be employed in the roles for which they had been trained. Many were the reports received during the coming months showing that the 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion was respected in the Highland division.