1848 - 52nd employed in aid of the civil power at Bradford.
1915 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – To Trenches near MAZINGARBE – 14 Miles.
Paraded at 1.45pm and marched with the 2\HLI through AUCHEL, MARLES-LES-MINES, BRUAY, LABUISSIERE to HOUCHIN where a halt of 1 ½ hours was made.
Then through NOEUX-LES-MINES and MAZINGARBE to the small village of PHILOSOPHE where the Regiment took over the Right half of the Brigade front from the 281st Regiment of French Infantry. Commencing at 11.30pm, relief completed by 2.30am.
Regiment distributed as follows:-
Right Section: B Company (1 Platoon in Support)
Centre Section: D Company (1 Platoon in Support)
Left Section: A Company (all 4 platoons in firing line)
Regimental Head Quarters and ½ C Company at the CORONS of FOSSE 7.
½ C Company at CORONS of FOSSE 3
Regimental Transport at HOUCHIN.
The trenches are deep, cut out of chalk and there are many dugouts, those for the Supports being extremely well made.
Some parts of the fire trench are very long stretches without any traverses.
The French use wooden loopholes in all the fire trenches. The communication trenches are sufficiently numerous but are rather straight and rather broad, Machine Gun emplacements well made.
The German Line runs along a crest line which commands the greater part of our area, but about our Left Centre they are invisible to our line. The distance varies from 200 to 300 yards on the flanks to 200 yards in the Right Centre.
Several saps have been run out but none except one captured from the Germans on extreme Right approach nearer than 120 yards.
1915 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – ROMARIN
Bn Resting in Billets
1947 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - The first intake of National Service soldiers arrived and posted to B Company.