One hundred years ago on 4 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: misty in morning, good in afternoon. Considerable movement was reported in the back country by our F.O.O’s and Heavy Artillery took on a number of these targets with good effect.
Artillery activity on both sides below normal today. Very little aerial activity was engaged in by either the enemy or ourselves.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility fair to good. The 3rd Brigade C.F.A was transferred to our front coming under tactical control of C.R.A. 3rd Canadian Division on the nights of 3rd, and 4th and 4th and 5th June 1917. O.O:94 Our S.O.S. Zones covered by Ralston’s Carscallen’s & 179th Bde were changed in accordance with O.O:95.Artillery active on both sides but enemy guns seem to be well back.
Ammunition Expended. A.? AX ?. BX ?. 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:
Nothing to report.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – D.S.O. awarded to Major W.B. Prowse, O.C. 2nd Canadian Siege Battery and Major A.G. Mullins, O.C. 72nd. South African Heavy Artillery. Batteries all very active firing KLEU-DIT-Leauvette FOSAM 3, Central Electric Generating Plant and CANDLE Trench with very successful results. Canadian Corps Heavy Artillery Rest Camp started at DIVION. Lieut. D.J. Maxwell, 5th Cdn.Siege Battery appointed Camp Commandant.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine and warm.
Artillery Order No.31 issued
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.