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Ox and Bucks Light infantry


TrishaG
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Hi,

in connection with a post I have going at the moment on the "Soldiers" forum about Albert Cecil Green is it possible to trace which Battalion of the Ox and Bucks light infantry were being trained at the Cambridge Barracks ,Portsmouth around the end of 1914 and the beginning of 1915 up to March 8th?

Many thanks,

SusanPatricia

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Hi,

in connection with a post I have going at the moment on the "Soldiers" forum about Albert Cecil Green is it possible to trace which Battalion of the Ox and Bucks light infantry were being trained at the Cambridge Barracks ,Portsmouth around the end of 1914 and the beginning of 1915 up to March 8th?

Many thanks,

SusanPatricia

Hi Susan

The 1st Battalion was in Mesopotamia in 1914 and captured at Kut Al Amara in 1916

The 2nd Battalion fought at Mons,Marne,Aisnes then Festubert and Loos in 1915

Could have been reserves for the 2nd Battalion

Regards,William

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Possibly the 9th battalion, who were the Reserve for the battalions raised from volunteers answering Lord Kitchener's call to arms:

9th (Reserve) Battalion

Formed in Portsmouth, October 1914, as a Service battalion, part of K4.

October 1914 : attached to 96th Brigade, original 32nd Division.

10 April 1915 : converted into a reserve battalion .

1 September 1916 : became 36th Training Reserve battalion of 8th Reserve Brigade.

Steve.

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The 3rd (Reserve) Battalion were also at Portsmouth (Aug 14 - Oct 17).

Lyndon

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Possibly the 9th battalion, who were the Reserve for the battalions raised from volunteers answering Lord Kitchener's call to arms:

9th (Reserve) Battalion

Formed in Portsmouth, October 1914, as a Service battalion, part of K4.

October 1914 : attached to 96th Brigade, original 32nd Division.

10 April 1915 : converted into a reserve battalion .

1 September 1916 : became 36th Training Reserve battalion of 8th Reserve Brigade.

Steve.

Hi Stebie,

thanks for the reply.

First of all what does K4 mean? Secondly ,are there any evidence of men from the 96th Brigade or the post 10th April 1915 reserve battalion(if I've understood you right )going into the 1st Wiltshires in April/May 1915?

SusanPatricia ?

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