100 Years Ago Today on 10 June 1917
One hundred years ago on 10 June 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:
Visibility good. Enemy Artillery active in vicinity of VIMY and LA CHAUDIERE. Our Batteries took on several small parties of the enemy and in one instance inflicted casualties.
O.O. No. 85 issued today. The personnel of the 33rd Battery of our Group are to be relieved for ten days by the personnel of the 463rd Battery, R.F.A. The 33rd Battery men will take over the Defensive Position of the 463rd Battery and vice versa.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility very poor. Extremely quiet.
Ammunition Expended. A:435. AX 181. BX 125. Guns in Action. 84. 18.pdrs. 20.4.5” Hows. 2” T.M.2
Major Ball acting Brigade Major proceeded to England on leave.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
Nothing to report. Shooting Nil.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Letter received from Brigadier-General V.W. Odlum, Commanding 11th. Cdn. Inf. Bde. Expressing appreciation of this Brigade for the effective artillery work done in connection with successful raid on the 8th inst.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine and bright sun, warm.
Nothing to report.
Artillery Order No. 35 issued.
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.