One hundred years ago on 17 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 fair. During the past few days the enemy artillery has been unusually inactive. Today practically not a round was fired by enemy, on our front. His planes have also been less active of late. Our Batteries are engaged principally in sniping parties of the enemy incautious enough to take overland routes.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility good and a great deal of movement was reported through and fired on with very satisfactory results. Factories in enemy back country could be seen working full blast. Usual night programme carried out.
Ammunition Expended. A:843. AX 365. BX 270. BCBR 36. Guns in Action. 66. 18.pdrs. 18.4.5” 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:
Fired several rounds on Trench Junctions at T1b6.8 and at T1b85.60. Rounds observed by Kite Balloon and shoot reported as satisfactory.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet; nothing to report..
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine and very warm.
Moves of Units – 1 sectn. 50th Siege Bty. Transferred temporarily to XIII. Corps. R.A.
18th Army Bde.,R.F.A. transferred from Reserve D.A. to R.A. XI.Corps (temporarily-to march to-day)
1 sectn. 6” Hows. (348th Siege Bty.) arrived and posted to 14th. Siege Bty. – made up to a 6-gun battery.
Orders issued in connection with future operations in conjunction with 1.Corps, on the Left. – Artillery Order No.37.
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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