This Day In History: 1916-04-05

The 1st Battalion, as part of 37 Brigade, began an advance westwards against Turkish positions with the aim of relieving the besieged garrison town of Kut. There followed several days of too-ing and fro-ing  that ended with the capture by the 3rd Division of Beit Aiessa to the north of the line. However, the need to relieve Kut remained.