One hundred years ago on 17 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:
Day Normal. Several hundred rounds of 15 c.m. were fired into VIMY between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – Weather was showery with intervals of good visibility. Enemy aeroplanes were up all day. Enemy artillery was very aggressive, firing heavily, particularly on batteries in VIMY.
Ammunition Expended. A:2343. AX 642. AX smoke 20. BX 524. B8K.118. BCBR.60.
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:
Nothing to report, all guns out of Action.
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:- Unsettled.
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.