1915 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - In Trenches near FESTUBERT
A very quiet period.
On 2 whole days no shelling whatever by enemy.
Some successful sniping on our front on several occasions: one rifle with telescope and one with magnifying sights (both private) found very useful.
The new line of breastwork towards Section B.3. completed by hurdle work.
3 Coys of 19th London Regiment (TF) shared duties with us in breastwork.
1915 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – LE BIZET
A+C Coys in trenches. Mine exploded in TOUQUET by RE in front of Lancs Fus trenches at 8.30am. after previous bombardment by our guns for 20 minutes for infantry attack. After explosion our guns shelled German communications from FREHLINGEN both explosion & shelling reported successful.
B & D Coys and Bn HQ in reserve in rear line of trenches. 2 men wounded.
B & D Coys into trenches at night in relief of A & C Coys.
1917 - First battle of the Scarpe (Arras) - 5th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI heavily engaged.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
The Regiment had the task of protecting the main route of the corps axis of advance.
Relieved of this duty on the 9th by troops of the 52nd Division, the Regiment concentrated at Lemforde (4330) ready to advance again.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI - NWE Winzlar
A fine day, very suitable for the maintenance & cleaning up which we need. We are told we shall be here for at least 48 hrs. Received a draft of reinforcements - over 100 of them.
1964 – 1st Green Jackets 43rd & 52nd - The Regiment was complete in Montgomery Barracks, Berlin.