One hundred years ago on 19 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. Enemy Artillery is still inactive. Both enemy and our Aeroplanes were quite active today. During the night the enemy heavily shelled LENS-ARRAS Road in vicinity of PETIT VIMY, inflicting considerable casualties on Infantry parties.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility poor on account of rain good at times for short intervals. Information being received from 3rd . Canadian Division that an attack would shortly be carried out by us on the left portion of the Division front. Warning Order No. A.1 was issued.
Ammunition Expended. A:746. AX 339. BX 210. BCBR 48. Guns in Action. 62-18.pdrs. 15.4.5” 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 50 rounds on Trench Junction N31a87.60. Ground observation. Shoot rather unsatisfactory as we were obliged to use different lots of N.C.T. and one round fell on our own lines.
Responded to S.O.S. Calls at 7.15 pm, 9.20 pm, 10.29 p.m. in each instance we fired on Trench at N25a45.20 to N19a45.99.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Answered S.O.S. on First Corps and Fourth Canadian Divisional fronts.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, dull and wet; rain, thunderstorms, lightning.
Addenda to Artillery Order No.38 issued.
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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