One hundred years ago on 26 September 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 brigade remained at rest at this point until the end of the month, most of the time being devoted to cleaning equipment and grooming horses.
31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery was attached to 10th Canadian Field Artillery Brigade during this period. The 10th Brigade war diary records that:
Dull and Cloudy. Extremely quiet on the front.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
FORT GEORGE - A sniping gun has been put in action well forward and several targets in vicinity of MERICOURT taken on. The enemy is reported to be working hard on his line in this vicinity. The day and night was quiet. Ammunition expended: A.32, AX.13, BX.62. Guns in action: 19 - 18pdrs., 6 - 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 - During the month we were bombarded with Gas shells on several occasions also shelled 8” and 5.9” losing a quantity of ammunition.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Period very quiet. Very little firing done whatever during this time.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - Artillery Order, No. 86 issued. HQ 5th CDA moved to KING'S CROSS.
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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