One hundred years ago on 30 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:
Today the enemy artillery was active against our newly gained positions and Group Batteries were kept active in retaliatory fire. O.O. No.93 was issued today calling for three salvoes, from all Batteries, at noon, on Dominion Day, an Operation which is to be performed by the entire Canadian Corps Artillery.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Weather very cold with rain all day. Visibility very poor. There was considerable hostile shelling of the newly gained ground. 293rd. A.F.A. Brigade left the Division.
Ammunition Expended. A:508. AX 461 BX 377. Guns in Action. 74. 18.pdrs. 19. 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:
To-day we returned to COLE’S GROUP but C.C.H.A. will have a call on us for ? Hostile Battery shoot per. day.
Expended 40 rounds on Fesse 5 at N23c3.7.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – 5th. Canadian Siege Battery back to tactical and administrative control of 1st. Cdn. H.A.Group.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - Weather, overcast, improving
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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