4981/201746 Pte Christopher Green, 1/4th Oxford and Bucks Light Inf.
This project is a result of research into my Family history. During this research I found out that my Grandfather Christopher Green born 9th November 1880 at 14 Wood Street, St Ebbe's, Oxford. Died of wounds on August 8th 1917, at Dozinghem Casualty Clearing Station near Ypres.
Further research showed that his Service papers were one of the ones destroyed in the Blitz, during the Second World War.
With much difficulty, but with great help from members of the Great War Forum, I was able to place an approximate date of his enlistment (May 1915), and when he may of embarked to the Western Front (March 1916). With these facts in mind, I purchased the War Diary for the 1/4th Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, in the hope of finding out more information.
At present I am deciphering these hand written diaries, the transcipts can viewed from the list on this page, more will be added as and when complete.
A searchable database of the Roll of Honour is also available here.
Battalion's Great War Timeline
30th March 1915. Battalion arrived in Bologne.
April to June 1915. Ploegsteert, Belgium.
July 1915 to July 1916. Hebuterne Area.
July and August 1916. Somme.
November & December 1916. Le Sars.
January & March 1917. Maisonette.
March & April 1917. Peronne - Ronssoy.
May & June 1917. Hermies & Demicourt.
August & September 1917. Ypres.
December 1917 to March 1919. Italy.
Last update, 8th November 2013.