One hundred years ago on 27 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:
Our 4.5” How. Batteries have been kept busy today neutralizing the sniping and machine gun fire which harassed our newly taken positions, in front of AVION. The 18-pounder Batteries successfully engaged enemy parties observed in back areas.
O.O.No.90 was issued today calling for a Barrage at 2.30 a.m. 28th inst., in support of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade’s attack on AVION TRENCH.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Word was received from 3rd. Canadian Division that AVION Trench would be attacked on the night 27th/28th., in conjunction with attacks by the 4th. Canadian Division and the 1st. Corps on our left. O.O. 109 was therefore issued.
Ammunition Expended. A:1418. AX 1399. BX 692. BCBR 43. Guns in Action. 83.18.pdrs. 20.4.5” Hows. 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:
Fired 36 rounds on Hostile Battery at N 30 d 2.9. Shoot abandoned owing to poor visibility.
To-day we were taken over by MACGEE’s GROUP (Counter-Battery).
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Barrage at 7 a.m. in support of 18th, Cdn. Inf. Bde. attack on ELEU-DIT-LEAUVETTE which was successful.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - Weather, cloudy and unsettled, thunderstorms.
Further instructions issued in connection with Operations detailed in Artillery Orders Nos.37 & 40.- Artillery order No. 42.
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.