One hundred years ago on 26 August 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 good. Ten enemy planes were up in the early morning, eight of them flying as far back as BOUVRIN. Five enemy balloons were also observed today. Very little movement of men observed but considerable traffic between MUERCHIN and CARVIN. At 11.00 am one train with forty coaches was seen to pull into CARVIN. Enemy artillery active on our support trenches and on counter-battery work during the day. The night was very quiet. Operation Order 103 was issued today extending our zone to the left. Five new guns were also borrowed from the 14th A.F.A. Brigade, R.F.A. to replace some guns damaged by shell fire during the last week.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
BRAQUEMONT - Visibility good and enemy aeroplanes and balloons were active till about 11.30 in the morning ranging their batteries. Enemy artillery was active all morning on our battery positions and back areas. Shells apparently coming from a southerly direction. Our artillery did not retaliate. Very little movement was noticed. Ammunition expended A.780. AX.396. HX.19. BX.286. BPS.15. BCBR.50. Guns in action 84 18-pdrs., 22 4.5" Hows.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
ANGRES - Lieut. D.J. Maxwell proceeded on leave to England. 2nd Lieut. D.A. Guildford proceeded to Canadian Corp Gas School.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – On the 26th. inst. 346thth. Siege Battery, RGA., (6”26cwt.) came under the tactical control of this Group. Policy now ordered for the Siege Artillery in this area, until further orders, is that of harassing the Bosch especially in and around Lens and neighbourhood of Fosses No.21 and 22.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - WEATHER: Overcast with some rain - cool.
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.