One hundred years ago on 2 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 good. At 4.05 a.m. enemy barraged our line in T.2.c and d. We immediately retaliated and silenced him. Artillery activity on both sides normal today.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility good. Our heavies commenced cutting wire on enemy trenches in front and to the right of LA COULOTTE. Aeroplanes on both sides were very active and much movement was observed in enemies back country.
Ammunition Expended A.648. AX.504. BX 295. BCBR 39. Guns in Action 67.18.pdrs. 16 4.5” Hows.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force in the 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Fired a few rounds on Junction railway Embankment and Road at XXXXXXXX N31e95.00 also on Brewery at N31a95.15. Ground observation. F.O.O. reported 9 O.Ks. on Brewery and one round caused small fire.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Sergt. S. Vokes, 3rd. Canadian Siege Battery and Bdr. Bourke, 3rd Canadian Siege Battery presented with Military Medal by G.O.C. C.C.H.A. for gallantry. Harrassing fire programme carried out on NOYELLES, KLEU-DIT-LEAUVETTE and enemy back areas.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, mainly fair.
Operation by 4th Canadian Division against ELECTRIC GENERATING STATION.
Artillery Order No. 30 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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