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

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1916, JULY 12th – RELIEVED THE 2/4th ROYAL BERKS IN THE RICHEBOURG TRENCHES

 Extracted From The Regimental Chronicles of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

On 12th July they relieved the 2/4th Royal Berks Regiment in the Richebourg trenches.

From the War Diary of the 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment

1916-07-12

Regiment. 2/4th Royal Berkshire

Location France, Ferme Du Bois

Entry Heavy bombardment on our Right at 1am. Quiet morning. 3pm, relieved by 2/4 OXFORD and BUCKS and marched into billets West of CROIX BARBEE. Bn HQ at M. 31.d.5.8. (Casualties OR 1K and 1W).

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1916, July 6th – MARCHED TO BE IN SUPPORT AT CROIX BARBEE

Extracted From The Regimental Chronicles of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

On the 6th July Captain Scott was instructing some men of D Company in bombing, when a bomb burst prematurely, killing Private Lord, severely wounding Captain Scott and Corporal North, and slightly wounding Lieut. Loewe and Private Williams. At 3 p.m. that afternoon the Battalion was suddenly ordered to march to Croix Barbee, where they relieved the 1st Battalion of the Hertfordshire Regiment and remained in reserve.

DIED OF WOUNDS JULY 7th 1916

5448 Private Charles Montague Lord

 From the War Diary of the 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment

1916-07-06

Regiment. 2/4th Royal Berkshire

Location France, La Gorgue

Entry Route march 8 miles. 1 man fell out. At 3pm Bn received orders to move as soon possible to CROIX BARBEE (M.26.c.8.3) and await orders. Marched out at 4.20pm arrived at 6pm. Ordered to relieve 1/1 CAMBRIDGESHIRE Regt in LEFT Sub-Section of FERME DU BOIS Sector (Ref: Trench Map S.10.d.2.7. to S.5.c.5.6 1/2). “B” Coy on Right, “C” Coy in Centre, “A” Coy on Left, “D” Coy in reserve. Three Platoons of “D” Coy in LANSDOWNE POST (S.4.a.1.1)). HQ and 1 platoon of “D” Coy at S.4.b.6.0. 2/1 BUCKS in Sub-Section on our Right, 2/7 ROYAL WARWICKS in Sub-Section on our left. 2/4 OXFORD AND BUCKS LI in support at CROIX BARBEE – 2/5 GLOSTERS in support of 2/1 BUCKS at REICHBOURG ST VAAST. Bde HQ at 8 MAISONS (R.30.c.5.8).

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