One hundred years ago on 29 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 fair. A few enemy planes were seen during the day but their activity was below normal. No enemy balloons seen. Enemy movement below normal, except for some train movement between MUERCHIN and CARVIN. Enemy artillery below normal.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
BRAQUEMONT - Visibility was poor. There was some aerial activity but the high wind and rain interfered with operations. On both sides artillery below normal. A large enemy ammunition dump was set on fire near VANDIN le VIRIL. Ralston's Group assisted Hullion's Group in covering a raid on the right of our front. A letter from Col. Weber attached. Ammunition expended A.1781. AX.3190. BX.565. Guns in action 81 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 - During the month of August the Battery took part in the capture of Hill 70, also the taking of the Green Crasier and all the fighting on the Lens front. During this time the Battery was twice heavily shelled by 8” and on several occasions we were bombarded with Gas Shells.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – 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: Unsettled, squally and 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.
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