One hundred years ago on 22 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:
Today the Group Batteries completed the destruction of the enemy’s wire in front of the raid. Zero time for this Operation will be 1.00 a.m. July 23rd.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – Visibility fair to good. The enemy had six balloons up during the day and was more than usually active especially on batteries near BOIS DE CHAUDIERE. Enemy and British planes were active and our Heavies were active.
Ammunition Expended. A:666. AX 626. BX 1239. BCBR.120 Guns in Action. 85 - 18.pdrs. 39- 4.5”How.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
FIELD - Day quiet. Only fired 30 rounds of Concentration Shoots on Houses at N20a and N25a.
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:- Fine & warm.
H.Q. & 1 Section of 10th Siege Bty. (9.2” Hows) & 263rd Siege Bty.(6” How.) transferred from XIII Corps to Canadian Corps.
H.Q. & 1st Sections of following 18pdr. Batteries transferred from XIII Corps to Canadian Corps:-
120th., C/165 , A/317 Batteries, R.F.A.
1st Sections of 1st C.D.A. Batteries & A/14 Bde., R.F.A.
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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