1813 - The Light Division engaged with the Army near the Pass of Vera, forcing the mountainous frontier of Spain and France, moved out silently at night from its camp and got into position within 300 yards of the French redoubt on the heights of La Petite Rhune, and surprised the enemy.
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – REDAN SECTOR.
The Regiment Relieved the 24th Royal Fusiliers on the whole REDAN Sector, normal frontage of two battalions, the disposition of companies being:
Right Front:-C Company, Captain LITTLEDALE.
Left Front:- B Company, Captain PEPLOE.
Support:- (distributed along CHATHAM LINE).-A Company, Captain HILL.
Reserve:- (VALADI LINE, MOUNTJOY and 6TH AVENUE).-D Company, Captain KITE, M.C.
Headquarters:- in the Advanced Brigade Headquarters at WHITE CITY.
The relief began up 6TH AVENUE about 4 p.m., and was effected without incident.
The day was very fine and sunny.
The trenches were found to be, on account of the weather, in an appalling condition, in many places impassable, so that traffic was generally overland after dark.
About 9.20 p.m. Captain PEPLOE was very badly wounded by a sniper said to be lying out in "NO MANS LAND " at quite short range, in the leg near the thigh, and died a few minutes afterwards while being brought in.
This occurred while he was on his way to visit the Bombing Post on the north face of the REDAN. Lieut. V. E. FANNING succeeded to the command of the Company (B).
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – 26th AVENUE
Battn in Support Trenches.
The enemy shelled 26th AVENUE during the day & in the afternoon scored a direct hit on Bn HQ.
At 5pm he put up a barrage between 26TH AVENUE & DESTREMONT FARM & then put salvos on the BAPAUME ROAD.
Parties carried up rations to the front line at night.
Casualties 4 OR Killed, 20 OR Wounded.
German aeroplanes were more active, one firing a machine gun into 26th AVENUE during the afternoon.