One hundred years ago on 25 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:
Today passed quietly with very little enemy activity. Our Artillery active on enemy trenches and points in rear.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Good visibility with considerable hostile artillery activity. In the evening reports were received that the 24th. Division had occupied some German trenches on our left in the vicinity of Hill 65. Later the 4th. Canadian Division reported that the enemy had evacuated LA COULOTTE. It was therefor decided that the 3rd. Division would during the night attempt to take the objective laid down for the attack described in Warning order A1. In order to provide for a further German retirement instructions were issued.
Ammunition Expended. A:2226. AX 457. BX 896. BCBR 79. Guns in Action. 75.18.pdrs. 21.4.5” Hows. 1 9.45” T.M. 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:
Forward Section at ANGRES, N3305.9, fired several rounds on Strong Point at N31e5.1. 4 O.Ks. reported. Other section fired several rounds on Trench at N31d95.65.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – 3rd. and 5th. Canadian Siege Batteries ordered to move forward to LINVIN and ANGHES respectively. And come under command of these H.Q. for administration.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - Further instructions issued regarding Operations detailed in Artillery Order, No. 37.- Artillery Order No. 40, with Barrage Map.
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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