Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Relieving the 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment, trenches at Deniecourt, 9th/10th March 1917

The following details are extracted from a great Web site: http://www.purley.eu/H142.htm. The site details the operations of the 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment, but within it is contained a wide range of information on the 184th Brigade and the Battalions that made up the Brigade.

SECRET COPY NO 10
2/4 BN. ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT
ORDER NO 61 MARCH 9 1917

1.The Battn will be relieved by the 4/OXFORDS on night of 9/10th inst, and move into Brigade Support. Relief to be completed by 6.00am on 10th inst.

2.The Relief will be as under:-
OXFORDS from BERKS to
A Coy BOURGEAT A Coy PEUPLIERS
B Coy PEUPLIERS B Coy BOURGEAT
C Coy LETHE C Coy BOVENT COPSE
D Coy BOVENT COPSE D Coy LETHE

3.Four Guides will be sent as under:-
For By At
OXFORDS A Coy BERKS A Coy BOVENT COPSE AT 8pm.
OXFORDS B Coy BERKS B Coy RAILHEAD 908 at 9pm.
OXFORDS C Coy BERKS C Coy Junction of BC 5 and LETHE at 9.15pm.
OXFORDS D Coy BERKS D Coy BOVENT COPSE at 9.15pm.

4. The following are the Routes to be followed:-
BERKS A Coy – BC 3
BERKS B Coy – BC 4 – VALET – junction at T.7.c.5.9 – overland and due W toT1 Central.
BERKS C Coy – VALET – C 4.
BERKS D Coy – VALET – LETHE.

5. Disposition, sketches, complete list (in duplicate) of Trench Stores handed over will be sent to Bn HQ by 2.30pm on
10th and 11th inst respectively.

5.Code for Relief “WATER HAS COME”.

6.Bn HQ will be moved on completion of Relief to PC PARC at S.6.c.5.7.

ACKNOWLEDGE
C R Allen Capt. & A/Adjutant
2/4 Bn. Royal Berks

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