One hundred years ago on 11 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 poor in morning, fair in afternoon. Enemy Artillery has been unusually inactive. A very quiet day on both sides.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility in the morning very poor on account of rain becoming quite good in the afternoon. The usual night firing was done but the general situation was quiet.
Ammunition Expended. A:586. AX 382. BX 197. Guns in Action. 76. 18.pdrs. 18.4.5” Hows. 2” T.M.2
Capt. McKnight returned from leave in England.
Major Boyd went to Corps to releive Major Brooke. Major Goodeve took over duties of Brigade Major 3rd C.D.A.
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 – Lieut. F.R. May, 5th. Canadian Siege Battery, and Lieut. E.R. Hobden, 3rd Canadian Siege Battery, awarded the M.C. for conspicuous gallantry.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, heavy rain and thunderstorms early a.m., clear later.
Nothing to report.
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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