One hundred years ago on 23 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 very good. Our Batteries engaged numerous parties today inflicting many casualties. Enemy movement continues; considerable above normal.
O.O.No.89 issued tonight calls for a Feint Barrage to be laid down by our Batteries tomorrow.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Weather fine with excellent visibility. Major Ball returned from leave and took over the duties of Brigade Major from Major Goodeve who left the 3rd. C.D.A. on appointment as Brigade Major 4th C.D.A. O.O.107 issued providing for a practice barrage to be put on on ?th inst, in preparation for the coming attack (described in warning order A1.)
Ammunition Expended. A:719. AX 298. BX 297. BCBR 49. Guns in Action. 66.18.pdrs. 16.4.5” Hows. (T.M.B.15) (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 40 rounds on Strong Point at T2b9.5 with double line observation. Many rounds fell close but had no direct hits. Shoot considered unsuccessful.
Fired several rounds on House at N32e2.8. Double line observation. This target was obscured by other houses and difficult to identify. We obtained 2 hits.
Fired 90 rounds on Bridge at N25b8.7. Balloon observation and part of time double balloon observation. Observers reported 8 hits on bridge and buttments.
To-day O.C. located new forward position in ANGRES and party was sent up this evening and laid platform for one gun.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet; no normal activity.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - Weather, unsettled, showers, milder.
Nothing to report.
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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