1777 - 52nd - at the capture of Forts Montgomery and Clinton (America).
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – In Trenches (SERRE)
The Regiment relieved the 1/60th Rifles (KRRC) in the position recconnoitered yesterday, extending from near Mathew Copse on the Right to John Copse exclusive (Russian Sap just short of) on the Left.
Relief affected without incident.
A place of considerable Trench Mortar activity, a number of guns being established in our lines with a view to wire cutting.
Retaliation for these afternoon shoots causing a certain amount of damage to our own lines.
2nd Lieutenant Fitt to England on transfer to Machine Gun Corps.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – Trenches at HEBUTERNE
Battn in Trenches. –
In the Afternoon D Coy took over the Right of the line & B Coy the Left.
A Coy moved into Support & C Coy into Reserve.
Wire cutting by the 17th DIV artillery was continued and patrols examined the wire at night.
With the exception of a few 77mm shells the enemy guns were quiet.
2LT A SLOAN & 4 OR examined the wire between K.4.d.5.3 & K.4.c.9.4 & found it still very thick especially about K.4.d.16.
2LT F G VAUGHAN & 3 OR examined the wire in front of trench FIRM (K.4.c.94 to K.4.c.66) but were unable to approach nearer than 25 yards of the enemy wire owing to the presence of a wiring party who appeared to be wiring along the front to be reconnoitred.
A & C Coys supplied R.E working parties.