1815 - 52nd - in bivouac at Argenteuil, on the Seine, on the outskirts of Paris.
1917 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – BETHUNE.
Quiet and uneventful.
1917 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – FORWARD RESERVE.
Battn in Reserve-
Forward Coys working on Posts improving trenches, shelters wiring etc.
Enemy artillery inactive in back area.
Weather: Fine but Cold
Officers of the 4th ROYAL FUSILIERS, 3 Division, 9th Brigade came up to reconnoitre the line with a view to taking over the following night.
Gas was fell by B Coy but did no damage
Ration Strength: 22 Officers 693 OR.
1917 – 1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Moved from DEMICOURT to FREMICOURT.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE.
At 0100 hrs. the Regts mortars put down a concentration as part of a fire preparation for a raid by 12 Devons. Letter D Coy mortars received two casualties from enemy counter mortar shoot. The enemy reaction to the preparation was mainly concentrated on Letter C Coy’s area & directed mainly against our MMG section which was supporting them. The enemy used many flares & MGs but very little mortars or shell fire, the use of his MGs on this occasion helped us to accurately plot their positions & was thus of great value in planning the Regts raid for tomorrow night. At 0200 hrs a rehearsal of the mortars & arty supporting fire for the next nights raid took place, with the object of discovering the enemy's reactions and also to mislead them into thinking that no infantry attack would follow the mortar & artillery preparation when the raid took place. The enemy reaction was very weak consisting only of slight shelling and mortaring over Letters A & D Coys areas. The raiding party spent the day making their final preparations, and the day passed quietly.