One hundred years ago on 26 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:
The day was spent in registration and establishment of communications. The Batteries were all registered and on their S.O.S. Lines at 6.00 p.m.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
CHATEAU DE LA HAIE – 179th A.F.A. Brigade was transferred, less two batteries, to the 4th C.D.A.; two batteries coming under orders of the 2nd C.D.A. The 3rd C.D.T.M. Brigade temporarily coming under orders of C.R.A. 4th Canadian Division. In accordance with O.O.121, Hdqrs. of 3rd C.D.A. was moved to BRAQUMONT. Brigades were registering, moving and getting into new positions (O.O.121). Zones and boundaries are as shown in O.O.123. The 5th Battery C.F.A. comes under our orders (O.O.123).
Ammunition Expended. A:35. AX -. BX -. Guns in Action: 18-pdrs.27, 4.5”Hows.11.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
FIELD - Fired 30 rounds rapid on CITE ST EMILE at 11.35am.
11.55am to 12.45pm fired 75 rounds concentration on Hostile Battery NX28 at N10b 4.5.
During the evening we fired 200 rounds on Hostile Battery MX43 at N10o50.70 with aeroplane observation. Results satisfactory.
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:- Fair and bright. Cloudy later.
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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