1898 – 1st Bn Oxf LI – Left Curragh Camp and moved to Mullingar.(Reached 11th Sept).
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – VAUX-VRACOURT.
From 4.0AM – 5.30AM and again at 8.0AM the enemy heavily shelled DEMICOURT and area occupied by A Coy also the Reserve Coy Area with mustard gas. Owing to lack of accommodation the companies affected could not be moved.
Between 12 Noon and 3.0PM the gas began to take effect with this result. A Coy had 1 Officer and 27 ORs evacuated and A Coy 24th RF 12 ORs evacuated by 10PM that night.
During the morning preparations were made for the Minor Operation on the 10th but at 2.30PM it was postponed to a later date (11/12th) and the B.G.C said that the 2nd Highland Light Infantry would co-operate with the Regiment on that date.
We had two casualties (slight) caused by our own shells falling in the vicinity of BETTY POST & KELLET TRENCH.
Lt D C Colvill to hospital gassed.
Total casualties for the day Wounded 3, Gassed 40.
Captain E J Anderson MC joined for duty.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – S SISTO.
During the Night Raids were carried out and consequently as far as possible all men were got under cover.
Considerable shelling on Front Line and BN HQrs between 11pm and 1am during first Raid.
Only a light reply to Raid at 4am.
During the Night Front Line was badly damaged in several places and a direct hit obtained on BN HQ.
Ration Strength: 23 Officers 522 OR. Casualties: 3 OR to Hospital – Sick.