One hundred years ago on 15 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:
Some Addenda and Corrigenda to O.O.No.96 were issued today and the Code to be used published. Zero time is to be 1.00 a.m. The visibility was excellent today and several parties were engaged by our 18-pdrs.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – Our field guns engaged and dispersed several enemy working parties. Each movement was seen owing to the good visibility. Our aeroplanes and balloons were active all day. Enemy artillery were quiet.
Ammunition Expended. A:831. AX 605 BX 636. BCBR.105 Guns in Action. 86. 18.pdrs. 34. 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 fired 150 rounds on Hostile Battery NW15 at N15d 00,55. Shoot was satisfactory. In the evening we fired several rounds on Trenches and Houses at N15a, N14b and N34a.
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:- Cloudy with occasional showers & finer intervals.
1stC.D.A. & 14th Army Bde., R.F.A. transferred from Canadian Corps to XIII Corps
1/1st Essex Hy.Bty. (60-pdr), 1 Section 6th Canadian Siege Bty. (8”How) & 164th Siege Bty.(6”How) from Canadian Corps to XIII Corps.
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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