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

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1917, JUNE 1st – RELIEVED THE 13th KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS FROM RESERVE LINE TRENHES NEAR IN THE MONCHY-LE-PREUX

Arras Map April 1917. This gives a general overview of the area.

Arras Map April 1917.
This gives a general overview of the area.

Relieved the 13th The King’s Royal Rifle Corps in reserve line trenches, Monchy sector.

From The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry by Captain G. K. Rose M.C. (Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1920)

The Division’s share in the Arras Battle, 1917, was small. Already at the time of our arrival the later stages of the fighting had been reached. The British advance astride the River Scarpe had stopped on its north side beneath the low ridge spoken of as Greenland Hill and on its south before a wood known as the Bois du Vert. As on the Somme in November, 1916, local actions were continuing.

War Diary of the 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment

1917-06-01
Regiment. 2/4th Royal Berkshire
Location France, Bois de Boeuf
Entry The Battalion relieved the13th Rifle Brigade in the front line of the Cambrai Rd Sector on the night of the 1st/2nd, relief complete by 1am. C Coy (2/Lt Knott) on right, D Coy (Capt Reeves) centre, A Coy (Capt Willink) on left, B Coy (Capt Allen) carrying party in Support.

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