More names added to the nominal roll. Looking forward to any input you might have. The latest batch of Ws was somewhat short of photographs.
The history of the Artillery Batteries in 1917 continues:
5th Canadian Siege Battery
At 11.15. a.m. fired 11 Rounds on crater D62 to check error of day. And at Noon switched to Baby Trench in S15a 83.10 to S15a 83.28, fired 88 Rounds with ground observation, no direct hits were observed altho several fell on the edge of the trench. During the afternoon we fired 15 Rounds on La Chaudiere, south of line through S18d 0.5 without observation and also 25 Rds on GIVENCHY, portion north of E and W line through S10a 1/2.1 ½ and east of line through S4c 2.0. At 4.40 started shoot on Hostile Battery by aeroplane observation in S12d 45.15. 1st Rd was unobserved and after 2nd round nothing more was heard from plane.
31st Battery, 9th Brigade
April 3rd - The enemy is apparently adopting a policy of “Watchful Waiting” as outside of aerial activity, his visible activities have been nil of late. His shelling has dropped considerably below normal. Meanwhile we are expending every effort in the speedy destruction of his wire while the heavy artillery is constantly pounding his roads and defences. The once well constructed and well defined SWISCHEN STELLUNG TRENCH has been reduced to an irregular mass of shell craters and piled earth
58th Battery, 14th Brigade
April 3rd - Duke of Connaught did not arrive. Only BATTY to go in field was 58th. Wet snowy day. (?) S. Smith to ALDERSHOT for course. CAPT LATIMER (?) to be attached as from 24th March.
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