One hundred years ago on 4 July 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:
Enemy Artillery was practically silent during the day but carried out the usual night firing, including a certain amount of gas shell.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Headquarters 3rd. C.D.A. was moved from FORT GEORGE to CHATEAU DE LA HAIE at 11 A.M. July 4th 1917. O.O. 114. Visibility was very bad and aerial activity was practically nil. Enemy artillery was very quiet.
Ammunition Expended. A:984. AX1013 BX 470. BCBR.60. Guns in Action. 130. 18.pdrs. 37. 4.5”Hows.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
To-day was very quiet. Only fired 50 rounds on Trenches in M33b and M27d.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet during this period, poor visibility hampering pre-arranged shoots. 46 men from batteries of Group proceeded to CCHA Rest Camp DIVION on 4th. Inst.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - WEATHER: Cool & dull with occasional rain & drizzle.
On completion of relief of 46th D.A. by 2nd C.D.A. on new front, the following artillery is transferred in situ from I Corps to Canadian Corps :-
(a) 46th D.A. (temporarily).
14th Army Bde., R.F.A.
(b) 15th and 63rd H.A.G. Headquarters.
136th Heavy Battery (60-pdrs.)
38th, 342nd, 346th, Siege Batteries, (6” Hows.)
70th & 169th Siege Batteries, (8” “ )
79th Siege Battery, (9.2” How)
60th “ “ (6” Mk. VII Gun) , (1Section).
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