1777 - 43rd and flank companies 52nd engaged at Brandywine (American War of Independence).
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – VAUX-VRACOURT.
Enemy artillery very quiet during the earlier part of the day.
The attack commenced at 6.15PM under cover of a smoke barrage the Right company “D” advanced and crossed the CANAL-DU-NORD without much opposition gaining its objective fairly easily.
Copies of attack orders sent to 5th Infantry Brigade 11.9.18.
The other 3 companies A, B and C met with strong resistance from the Front and Left flank – chiefly Machine Gun fire – and that night only succeeded in establishing themselves on a line between HUNT AVENUE and ALBAN TRENCH where strong enemy pockets had to be dealt with throughout the night.
Owing to loss of direction a gap of 500 yards in the line existed between the Right of B Coy and the left of D Coy, where a party of Germans prevented these two companies from getting in touch.
Casualties during the day were :-
Officers – 2Lt T B Baines, 2Lt R W Sawers Wounded, the former badly.
ORs – Killed = 11, Wounded = 52, Missing = 5, Gassed = 3. Total = 73.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – S SISTO.
Front Line heavily shelled during latter part of the Afternoon.
Patrols searched all ground in front of Outposts during the Night – NO signs of the enemy.
Brigade was reduced to 3 Battalions 1/5 GLOSTERS leaving the Brigade and proceeding to France.
Ration Strength: 23 Officers 514 OR.
Casualties: 1 OR Killed, 2 Wounded, 3 to Hospital - Sick
1918 - 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To LAVENTIE.