One hundred years ago on 13 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:
The 36th Battery position at S.18.a.98.10 was shelled today me ammunition being lost. A heavy shoot was also put on the 11th Battery and several casualties suffered.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – Visibility fair. The day was generally quiet. Our artillery carried out its usual tasks and considerable aerial activity was observed.
Ammunition Expended. A:632. AX 683 BX 530. BCBR.95 Guns in Action. 85. 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:
In the forenoon we engaged Hostile Battery NX34 at N11a26.33. The registration was not very satisfactory in the morning and later in the day we went back to this target expending a total of 185 rounds.
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:- Fair, bright & very warm
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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