1809 - The Army marched from Talavera to Oropesa; a trying march, owing to the heat and want of water.
1914 – The Buckinghamshire Battalion (TF):-
At annual camp near Marlow were roused in the early hours of the morning and ordered to report back to their home drill stations and await orders.
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – MONTAUBAN.
8PM- Relieved by 17th Royal Fusiliers and to Reserve Position as before.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – DOMLEGER
Battn in billets –
Company training. Bombing & Lewis guns courses
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE & AMFREVILLE
Enemy mortars more active last night, about 100 bombs landing in the Regtl area. During the day our mortars registered a number of counter mortar tasks.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUISTREHAM -Normandy
0445 - German naval rating captured by local AA on coast by Canal entrance. Sent to PW cage for naval interrogation. Believed to have come ashore on human torpedo.
0550 - Report that suspicious person had been seen in cornfield near crashed AC. Sentry fired on him but he ran away into cornfield which was believed mined.
0800 - 'A' Coy searched minefield for suspected German without result.
1000 - 22 men from the Bn go to Corps Rest Camp for four days at MOUDINEAUX Map ref 969802.
1300 - Shelling of area starts. 48 shells land round about.
1730 - One German midget submarine beached at 083801. Warhead was missing. No dead or survivors.
1800 - Coy relief. 'C' Coy relieves 'D' Coy on def of docks. Every Coy now completed tour of duty on this def.
1850 - 'C' Coy phoned completion of adm move with 'D' Coy.
2000 - Shelling started again after a short lull and docks area received a heavy pounding, one man 14365558 Pte Tomkins N. of 'C' Coy killed by a shell.
2030 - Comd Offr went to investigate shelling etc at 'C' Coy and was wounded in the leg. He had just parked his jeep under the trees and was walking 'C' Coy along the side of the road when a shell landed and exploded approx 10 yards from him.
The blast threw him to the ground, but despite the shrapnel in his leg he was able to get back to the jeep and drive it to the Mortar Pl office next to 'C' Coy where one of the Pl drove him back to the RAP for treatment.
Wound is not very serious and he is taken to 6 Canadian Hospital. Altogether 7 persons were hit and 1 killed by the shelling. 50 shells were sent over.
Gun team of A tk Pl all wounded and one killed when enemy mortar fire was brought down on site. Det took cover when a Canadian Machine Gunner nearby warned them that he was going to fire at a snipers' post. This fire brought the usual reply of mortar fire but as the det was concealed no casualties were caused. After it had all finished the det came up and were returning to their posts when one more bomb fell between two of them Ayres and Burks, killing Pte Ayres outright and wounding Pte Burks seriously. Det Comd Cpl Edwards, immediately ordered det to return to slit trenches at once, but before they could all get back another bomb landed and wounded them all. Cpl Edwards being the last into the trench was more severely wounded than the others. All were evacuated to 6 Canadian Hospital and were due for evacuation.
2045 - Major Boehm assumes command of Bn pending the return of Lt Col E.A. Carse.
2200 - Shelling started again and continued spasmodically throughout the night.