One hundred years ago on 3 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. The Division on our Left attacked at 12 Midnight, last night, and our barrage was reported as good. Heavy resistance was met with and final objective was not gained. As soon as our barrage opened, enemy laid down a counter-barrage on our Group Front and it was some minutes before he realized his error and switched over to our Left.
During today enemy artillery has been sub-normally quiet.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – The 3rd. Canadian Divisional Artillery Co-operated with the 44th and 50th Battalions 40th Canadian Division in their attack on LA COULOTTE BREWERY and trenches in the vicinity. O.O.93 The barrage was good and objectives were reached, but later it was found impossible to stay in the positions on account of enemy shelling.
Visibility good. Areoplanes active on both sides.
Artillery active on both sides but enemy guns seem to be well back.
Ammunition Expended. A.3649 AX 261. BX1414. Guns in Action. 67-18.pdrs. 16-4.5” Hows. 2” T.M2
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
Fired a few rounds on Houses in N31b1½.2. Opening rounds were observed by F.O.O. Concentration sheet. During afternoon fired a few rounds on Fesse 3 at M30b, also on houses in N31b1½.2, and Trenches and Cross Roads in ELEU DIT LEAUVETTE.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Wire cutting and trench junction destruction. Carried out tasks in support of 10th. Cdn. Inf. Bde. Operation which was successful.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine and warm.
Nothing to report.
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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