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.