This Day in History: 1917-06-17

The 1st Battalion, in Mesopotamia, was ’employed in laying out and arranging the river posts of Kasiring, Khan Jadidah, Daudieh and El Mimar and roads connecting them.  In 1917, quotas of foreign medals were sometimes allocated to units for distribution as rewards for meritorious service, and three men of the Battalion were awarded Serbian decorations for ‘gallant and distinguished services’.

Sketch map from the Regimental History showing some of the places mentioned, north of Baghdad.