One hundred years ago on 25 October 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 was fair but there was an extremely high wind and enemy planes and guns were not so active. We fired about 1800 rounds.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Our Heavy Artillery was active doing destructive shoots during the day. The visibility was good and aircraft were active on both sides. Enemy planes came over our lines and seemed to observe our barrage in the afternoon. The enemy sent up a number of green flares at this time.
No. of guns in action – 119 – 18-pdrs. 46 – 4.5” Hows.
Ammunition expended A.4315, AX.4210, BX.1804
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
Fired 22 Rounds Barrage and 164 Rounds on strong points and Harassing Fire on Graf Farm.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Barrages carried out at 07:00 and 13:30; 1007 rounds all calibers ? during the day. Harassing and ? carried out intermittently during the day with 3098 rounds being expended.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
Art'y Order #94 issued. Siege groups fire as usual. Counter-bty. work: concentrations on 3 hostile btys. and 2 on MOORSLEDE. Shelled ROULERS Station with 9.2" gun. Hostile art'y : intermittent shelling of roads and btys. Medium barrage put up in reply to ours. H.V. gun shelled vicinity of POPERINGHE and TEN ELMS.
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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