One hundred years ago on 16 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 fairly good. Enemy Artillery has been inactive throughout day. Both our and the enemy’s planes active. One of our machines succeeded in bringing down and enemy plane near LENS. Activity, generally speaking, on both sides has been below normal today.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility fair until about 10.am. Afterwards it improved. Our Artillery active at night, Carscellen’s and Ralston’s groups carried out harassing fire on enemy in accordance with O.O.100. covering area raided by the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade, O.O.96
Ammunition Expended. A:1411. AX 418. BX 290. Guns in Action. 66. 18.pdrs. 20.4.5” Hows. 2” T.M.2
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.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Harassing fire programme carried out. Carried out bombardment of dug-outs, trenches enemy back areas.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine and warm.
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.