This Day In History: 1916-06-20

The 1st Battalion, having spent an extended period in the forward logistic base of Sheik Saad, was deployed forward to positions abandoned by the Turks in the Es Sinn area to the south east of Kut. The onset of the hot season meant that operations came to a standstill and the 1st Battalion was able to carry out some training and , in July, enjoy some leave in India.