One hundred years ago on 29 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:
Visibility fair. Today passed without event. The enemy artillery was generally below normal, during the day. Our own Batteries being active covering the consolidation of the infantry. Lieut. Philpott made a reconnaissance of the new enemy position on our front, submitting a full report.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Weather fine with fair visibility. Day was generally quiet. We were informed that the 293rd. A.F.A. Brigade must return to the 3rd. Army on July 1st, and O.O. 112 was issued. O.O. 113 was also issued providing for the firing of three salvos in conjunction with the whole Canadian Corps Artillery at noon on Dominion Day.
Ammunition Expended. A:4747. AX 2265 BX 1607. BCBR 54. Guns in Action. 81. 18.pdrs. 20. 4.5”Hows. 1.9.45 T.M.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
Expended 45 rounds on Hostile Batteries in reply to call for neutralisation fire.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Fired on CITE ST.ANTOINE, CITE DU NORD, NOYELLES and enemy support trenches.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - Weather, mainly fair.
Moves of Units – Orders for withdrawal of 293rd Army Bde., R.F.A. from Canadian Corps to Third Army issued – ordered to march on 1st July. – Artillery Order No. 44.
Orders issued for Dominion Day (1st July) Shoot – 3 salvoes to be fired by the Canadian Corps Artillery. – Artillery Order No. 45
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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