1814 - 43rd & 52nd - Pursuing the French, near St. Maurice (Peninsula).
1916 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – TRENCHES 2ND DIVISION ANGRES SECTOR. (Sheet 36B and 36C Edition 6)
7pm. The 17th Royal Fusiliers commenced relief: in consequence of the very wet condition of the trenches this took a long time and was not complete til 12 midnight.
1 company remained in trenches about MAROC SUD: 1 Coy in trenches at METRO CAP DE PONT, the remaining two companies and Headquarters to billets in the CORONS D’AIX.
Weather very cold and wet.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – COURCELLES
Relieved 5/GLOSTERS in Trenches.
Relief completed by Noon.
4 OXFORDS Left 4ROYAL BERKS Right
Trenches in bad condition owing to rain & frost.
A, B & C Coys in front line.
Relief’s in rotation from the Right.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 2nd the Regiment came under command of the 8th Armoured Division for the pursuit of the enemy, who had begun to withdraw in order to avoid being outflanked by the American drive towards the Rhine from the south.
The pursuit meant travelling in Kangaroos and dealing with any opposition which hindered the advancing armour. Deployment of infantry and a preliminary bombardment were usually sufficient to force the enemy to withdraw.
On the 2nd the first of these kind of engagements was fought in the area of Weeze and Neuhaus (949362). Little opposition was met and patrols pushed forward to Kevelaer (9632). Twenty prisoners were taken, including a few members of the Volksturm.
Some houses were booby-trapped and caused four casualties.