One hundred years ago on 10 July 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:
Enemy Artillery intermittently active. Several working parties were engaged by our 18-pdrs and destructive shoots on three T.M’s and a sniper’s post were carried out successfully by our 4.5” Hows.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – Showers during day made visibility poor. Aerial activity was practically nil. Our artillery carried out its usual tasks, and during day engaged several enemy working parties. During clear spells enemy T.M’s were active against our positions in AVION.
Ammunition Expended. A:1418. AX 1150 BX 1214. BCBR.210 Guns in Action. 85. 18.pdrs. 37. 4.5”Hows.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – This period was fairly quiet. Trench and Counter Battery programmes were carried out daily as per attached reports. Our observation balloons were hit by enemy shrapnel on several occasions and occupants forced to descend by parachutes.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - WEATHER:- Cool & cloudy- slight rain. Fairer & brighter later.
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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