1900 -1st Bn Oxf LI - marching on Bloemfontein, halted at Osfontein. (South Africa)
1916 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – R.8
Captain J A SOUTHEY proceeded to G.H.Q. as instructor at Cadets School.
10am-Commenced relief of 2/H.L.I. in the centre sub-section of the ANGRES Sector, the line having been re-adjusted as follows:-
On the Left 24th Royal Fusiliers,
In the Centre 2/H.L.I. or 2/Oxf & Bucks LI.
On the Right 17th Royal Fusiliers.
The 99th Brigade now occupy a frontage extending as far as the SOUCHEZ river on our right (Southwards).
Relief now carried out in daylight companies moving at intervals of 2 hours and 4 minutes between sections.
Battalion frontage is now from M.32.a.1.9 (Right) to Sap 11 (M.25.b.9.7).
Enemy’s artillery inactive, except on afternoon of 7th and 10th when some 4.2” shells fell on front line and close behind.
During 7th and 8th enemy’s rifle grenades active but they ceased afterwards. Our supply of these had increased so we were able to reply more vigorously and the A/5 Light Mortar Battery assisted, though their ammunition is somewhat defective. Their snipers are very inactive, ours are now getting to work but have very few opportunities. Enemy exceedingly quiet at night; very few flares seen and not many found at work on their wire by our patrols. A good deal of snow fell during this period and the cold at night was great.
Casualties: 2 Killed and 11 Wounded.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – HEBUTERNE
Battalion in Trenches.
Very Quiet Day.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 6th the 71st Brigade was left behind by the attack.