Thursday 8 March 1917 – We Lost 405


The British reach the Diyala in their advance to Baghdad.  An immediate British attempt to cross the heavy, rapid-flowing river fails, although night-crossings will succeed in establishing a small bridgehead the following evening.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two men whose will have brothers killed next year

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Frank Myers (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed in action at age 32. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Private Horace James Moore (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed in August 1918.