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

Research and Resources around the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during WWI

The Band of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

There is short description of the Band at http://www.rgjband.com/1stbandhistory.htm

“The 2nd Battalion was still in England when war broke out in 1914, and Bandmaster Neville – who had earlier received his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal – switched to the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion at the depot. By 1915 he was leading a Band of 25 men and ten boys on a recruiting march through Oxfordshire; later that year a photograph of the Band shows it to be 38-strong.

It proved impossible to maintain such high numbers in peacetime with the demobilization programme, and a further photograph taken in Germany in 1919, after Mr Neville had rejoined his Battalion, shows him accompanied by just fifteen musicians.”


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