1863 – 43rd – Left Calcutta (India) for New Zealand War.
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – MARLES-LES-MINES.
The Regiment marched from BETHUNE to MARLES-LES-MINES to be billeted there.
The billets on arrival were found to be very bad, and materials for repair did not appear to be obtainable in any appreciable quantity.
2/Lt G W SHAW joined for duty on first appointment and was posted to B Coy.
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – THE LINE V26a63 To D2b45.
Fairly Quiet Day. Very Wet.
Received notice at 4pm that we would be relieved during evening by 1/4 GLOSTERS on Left & 1/6 GLOSTERS on Right who were to attack in the morning.
The Right relieved by 11pm.
Great difficulty experienced in getting 4th GLOS (on Left) to their forming up positions owing to extreme darkness, & scarcity of guides who knew their way over country devoid of landmarks or tracks.
They did eventually get there about 3.30am.
Left an outpost Coy consisting of 2 platoons B Coy & 2 platoons C Coy in the Line with orders to withdraw at Zero.
Owing to left platoon not receiving this order as to withdrawal they did not get away until several hours after Zero.
On relief Battn (less outpost Coy who rejoined later) concentrated in CIVILISATION & KULTOR FARMS area becoming Divl Reserve.
Dispositions:- BN HQ at CHEDDAR VILLA
A & B Coys RD MOUSETRAP FM
C Coy CALF reserve
D Coy ALBERTA
Rained more or less continuous during night.
Ration Strength 23 Officers 540 OR
1917 – 1/4th (TF) Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – To DAMBRE CAMP (Ypres)
1917 – 5th (S) Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – To BULFORD CAMP (Ypres)
1918 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Battle of Cambrai;. in support holding Noyelles sur L'Escaut.