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

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

Cambrai, 10th December 1917

From G. K. Rose, The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

“On the 10th a further tour in the front line commenced. This time trenches north-east of Villers Plouich were held. Wiring was strenuously carried out, but save for activity by trench-mortars the enemy lay quiet.”

War Diary of the 2/4th Royal Berkshire

Monday 10th December 1917, France, Villers Plouich

The shelling of the village continued. Information was received that No 34105 Pte WARRELL A who was wounded by shellfire yesterday died the same night of his wounds. The Brigade was relieved during the day and night by the 182nd and 183rd Brigades and went into Divisional Reserve in the Eastern part of HAVRINCOURT WOOD. The Battn moved by companies independently starting at 7pm and by 9.30pm all ranks were under shelter and fed. The night was dark and very cold and roads full of transport.

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