100 Years Ago Today on 25 July 1917
One hundred years ago on 25 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:
he Brigade left the BERTHONVAL Wagon Lines at 3.30 p.m., arriving at LE BREBIS at about 8.30 p.m. The Batteries came into action during the night.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – RALSTON’S Group was withdrawn and their zone taken over by the 3rd Brigade C.F.A. in accordance with O.O.120.
Visibility very poor on account of rain.
At 5.A.M. a feint bombardment was carried out with a view to deceiving the enemy (O.O.122) The enemy were apparently expecting an attack and put down a good barrage in reply, this barrage commenced at 5.05 A.M. and continued till 5.55 A.M. Both sides were very quiet during the day.
Ammunition Expended. A:1141. AX 118. BX 365. BCBR.208 Guns in Action. 87-18.pdrs. 45-4.5”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 35 rounds calibration on Fosse 4 de COURIERES.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet. Trench and counter Battery programmes carried out.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - WEATHER:- Cloudy with rain – thunderstorms.
Corps H.Q. moved from Camblain l’Abbe to Hersin-Coupiny Chateau.
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.