Photo of Soldiers crossing the Diyala River near Baghdad

Date March 1917
Copyright Imperial War Museum
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A British artillery battery crossing a pontoon bridge over the River Diyala near Baghdad in March 1917. This bridge was completed by the 71st Field Company, Royal Engineers, at 11am on 10 March, following a night river crossing by the 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, 88th Field Company, Royal Engineers, and the 8th Welch Pioneers to secure a bridgehead on the Turkish held side of the river. Gunner Adam Seibel was killed just before this date, on 7 March 1917.

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