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5th Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry


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Can anyone please tell me exactly where 5OBLI were at the opening of the German offensive on March 21st 1918?

I know they were in either support or rest as part of the 42nd Brigade, 14th (light) Division near the Crozat Canal south of St Quentin. A more precise location/information would be a great help.

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David,

I will have a look through the 14th Divisions War Diary for you. In the 42nd Inf. Brigade, the 9th K.R.R.C. were manning the forward zone with the 5th Oxs & Bucks manning the Battle Zone.

Andy

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David,

Trying to find the exact co-ordinates for you, but these might be of use to start, all from the 14th Division's War Diary for March 1918

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Brigade boundaries

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Just going through some of the messages on that day to see if there is any mention.

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