One hundred years ago on 1 September 1917
31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of the 9th Canadian Field Artillery Brigade in the 3rd Canadian Division. The 9th Brigade war diary records:
11pm The visibility today was fair. Six enemy balloons were up in the early morning as well as a great many enemy planes, but all activity ceased after 9.00 am. Several of the enemy were seen about a mile behind the front line and they were immediately fired on and dispersed. Enemy artillery was fairly quiet during the 24 hours, but as usual he did some counter-battery work.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
BRAQUEMONT - The enemy was more active than usual on counter battery work. Except for this the day was normal. Detailed Intelligence attached. Ammunition expended: A535, AX215 and BX69. Guns in action: 79 - 18pdrs, 21 - 4.5" hows
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
ANGRES - During the month we were bombarded with Gas shells on several occasions also shelled 8” and 5.9” losing a quantity of ammunition.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Considerable harassing fire for two days on enemy front line strong points and rear areas. On 2nd Sept. 260th Siege Battery, R.G.A., left this group, proceeding to BRUAY en route to another area.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - Artillery Order, No. 72 issued, (Will be forwarded with October War Diary). Hostile artillery below normal, very little shelling. Our artillery placed 6" and 9.2" concentration on LENS. Front generally very quiet.
The 15th Field Artillery Regiment RCA perpetuates the following sub units:
31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force,
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force,
68th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, North Russia Expeditionary Force, was not authorized to be formed until 3 August 1918, and
85th Battery, Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force was not authorized to be formed until 12 July 1918.
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