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

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184th Brigade, North West of Merville, 28th May 1916

War Diary of 2/4th Royal Berkshire

Sunday 28th May 1916, France, Merville, K21

Battn detrained at BERGUETTE at 3.30pm and 5pm. Marched to billets NW of MERVILLE at K21. Remainder of Brigade 2/4 OXFORD AND BUCKS LI, 2/5 GLOSTER Regt, and 2/1 BUCKS Battn billeted in adjoining areas within 1 mile.

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  1. Robin Sanderson on said:

    I am very keen to read the original account of the entry into Sugar Loaf on 19/7/ 16 of the 2/1 Bucks as my grandfather Alexander Sanderson DSO MC 3rd Australian Tunnelling Co left an account tha, after exploding the sap push pipe which won him an MC, he was alongside Church when this English Officer was shot and that he took command of 71 of the 2/1 Bucks men and led them out of Sugar Loaf under ‘withering fire and shells’ across to warn the 15th Australians of the dangers of enfilade fire, Alex said that only 11 of the 70 men made it back – which ties up exactly with your account of 60 men ‘missing’. Can you possibly help me by identifying where I can see the account you quote? War Diaries of 2/1 Bucks? Many thanks Robin Sanderson

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