1881 - 43rd, in Burma,
became 1st Battalion The Oxfordshire Light Infantry
and 52nd became 2nd Battalion of The Oxfordshire Light
Infantry based at Cowley, Oxford.
1882 - 1st Bn. - Egypt - Mahsama
1884 - 2nd Bn. - Gibraltar,
1886 - 2nd Bn. - India,
1887 - 1st Bn. - England
1891 - Burma - Kawlin
1897 - North West Frontier - Mohamand
Expedition, Bedmanai Pass
1900-1902 - South Africa
1900-1901 - South Africa - Heilbronn,
1900 - South Africa - Bothaville,
Gottenberg, Klipdam, Modder River, Norval's Point, Poplar's
Grove, Waterval Drift
1901 - South Africa - Bethel, Elandsfontein,
Frankfort, Goedgedacht, Houtkop, Jammersburg Drift,
Johannesberg, Krugersdorp, Maquatlings Nek, Plessis
Rust, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Zoutpan
1901-1902 - South Africa - Tafelkop
1902 - South Africa - Wynberg (Winberg)
1908 - The Oxfordshire
and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-1924 - 17 Battalions
1st - India. Mespot 26 Nov 14. Taken
at Kut al Amara on 29 Apr 16. Battalion reformed
on the Tigris L. of C. out of details and drafts
from U.K. on 13 Feb 16 during seige. The last cadre
left Mespot on 4 Mar 19. In the spring of 1919 No.
2 Composite Battalion ('HQ' and 'A' ox. & Bucks.
'B' Warwicks, 'C' Devons and 'D' Company Berks)
was formed for service in Russia. This later became
the 1st Bn. Ox. and Bucks. North Russia 19 May 19
to 27 Sept 19. Ireland 2 Jan 20 to 1922.
2nd - France
and Flanders 14 Aug 14. Ireland 30 July 19 to 1
July 20. India Apr 22. In August 1914 the 2nd were
part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division,
First Corps, B.E.F. 1916 - 2nd Division, 5th Brigade.
1/4th and 1/1st Buckinghamshire Bn.
- France and Flanders 30 Mar
15. Italy 28 Nov 17. Austria 1 Nov 18. Italy 13
Nov 18 to 24 Mar 19. In Italy the 1/4th were in
the 48th (South Midlands) Division (T.F.), 145th
(South Midland) Brigade.
2/4th - France
and Flanders 26 May 16. Egypt and Palestine 2 June
19 to May 20.
Bn. - France and Flanders 26 May 16 - disbanded
in France 22 Feb 18.
5th - France
and Flanders 20 May 15 - reduced to a cadre 27 Apr
18 and to U.K. 16 June 18. 1916 - 14th (Light) Division,
6th - France
and Flanders 22 July 15 - disbanded in France 9
Feb 18. 1916 - 20th (Light) Division, 60th Brigade.
7th - France
and Flanders 21 Sept 15. Salonika 24 Nov 17. Bulgaria
30 Sept 18 to 20 Apr 19. Egypt 26 Apr 19 until Sept
8th Pioneers - France
and Flanders 19 Sept 15. Salonika 24 Nov 17. Bulgaria
Dec 18 until 24 Apr 19. Turkey 25 Apr 19 until Oct
1st Garrison - India Feb 16.
2nd Garrison - France
and Flanders Aug 16. Became the 11th Garrison Bn.
and finally the 11th bn. 31 July 118.
- B.E.F., I Corps (Haig), 2nd Division (Monro),
5th Infantry Brigade included 2 Oxford and Bucks Light
1 July 1916 - (First
day of Somme) - Fourth Army (Gen. Sir H. Rawlinson),
VIII Corps (Lieut.Gen. Sir A. G. Hunter-Weston), 48th
(South Midland) Division (Maj.-Gen. R. Fanshawe), 145th
Brigade, 1/4th Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.
22 August 1917
- 2nd/4th Battalion at Passchendaele.
In India - carried out actions against the Pathans.
1939-1940 - B.E.F. First
Corps (Lt-General M. G. H. Barker), 48th Division (Major-General
A. F. A. N. Thorne), 143rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Bn
Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light
Infantry. 145th Infantry Brigade, 4th Bn Oxford &
Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1st (Buckinghamshire
Bn) Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
1940 - May
- 4th Battalion overwhelmed near Watou enroute to Dunkirk
1944 - Jan. - Apr. -
7th Battalion at Anzio as part of 167th Infantry Brigade.
D-Day, 2nd Bn. in 6th Airborne Division under Major
General Richard Gale.
1958 - 1st Green Jackets
(43 and 52)
1966 - Amalgamated with
the 2nd and 3rd Green Jackets to form the Royal Green
1968 - In the Light Division
Timeline Ox & Bucks 1st Battalion
1881 Burma 1882 India - Bangalore 1885
Agra 1887 England 1893 Ireland -Dublin 1897 Curragh
1898 England- Plymouth 1899 South Africa 1902 England
- Chatham 1903 India Subathu 1906 Lucknow 1909 Madras
1912 Ahmednager 1914 - 1916 Mesopotamia 1919 Ireland
1922 Shorncliffe UK 1925 Germany 1927 Park