100 Years Ago Today on 11 July 1917
One hundred years ago on 11 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:
Our new positions in T.13.b. and d. into which the Batteries have finished their move, were shelled today, a few casualties being suffered.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – Visibility good. Enemy aeroplanes active observing for enemy batteries, which confined themselves to our back areas and batteries. Several enemy balloons were up on both sides.
Our Artillery normal.
Ammunition Expended. A:907. AX 681 BX 1163. BCBR.100Guns in Action. 83. 18.pdrs. 36. 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:
During the afternoon we carried out a shoot on Hostile Battery NW16 at N9c03.25 with aeroplane observation. We obtained 2Oks and 16Ys. After plane gave CI No. 10 K.B.S. went up to observe and reported very good shooting.
From 7.30pm to 8.15pm we carried out concentrated shoots as per schedule on Trenches at N13d, N14d, and Fosse in N20a.
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 – fairer 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.