1916, AUGUST 1st – TO ROBERMETZ FOR DIVISIONAL REST
Extracted From The Regimental Chronicles of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
On 1st August went to Robermetz for divisional rest. That day Colonel Ames gave up the command of the Battalion, and Major G. P. R. Beaman assumed temporary command.
From The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, by Captain G. K. Rose KC (Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1920)
Soon after these events the Battalion was unlucky to be deprived of Colonel Ames, a leader whose energy and common sense could ill be spared. This was the first change which the Battalion had in its Commanding Officer, and it was much regretted. A change in Adjutant had occurred likewise, Major D. M. Rose having been invalided to England early in July and his place taken by R. F. Cuthbert, formerly commander of D Company. Orderly Room work passed from safe hands into hands equally safe. Soon afterwards I joined the Battalion, having been transferred from the 1/4th, and received command of D Company.