One hundred years ago on 6 August 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:
Six enemy planes were observed for a short time in the afternoon. Enemy artillery lightly shelled, at odd times, LOOS and G.36.o. ? and G.36.d. ?. Several of the enemy were seen on the road in N?.b. but quickly disappeared.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
BRAQUEMONT - Visibility only fair on account of rain. Enemy air patrols flew over our lines. Enemy put practise barrage on our trenches about 6.30 p.m. Artillery was normal except for this. Our heavies carrying out their regular programs on enemy wire and trenches.
Ammunition expended A.6., AX. 10., HX.643. guns in action 32 18-pdrs., 4 13-pdrs., 4 13-pdrs., 12 4.5" how.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group for administration and under command 2nd Canadian Heavy Artillery Group for Counter-Battery. Their war diary records:
ANGRES - Lieut. R.L. Smith was sent to No 8 Canadian Siege Battery.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Rainy. Usual harassing fire and concentrations. Feint barrage on 6th. at 7.10 p.m. Two successful map shoots on CHICORY Trench carried out by 260th, RGA. and 9th Canadian Siege Battery.
2nd Canadian Heavy Artillery Group was placed in tactical control of 5th Canadian Siege Battery for counter battery work. The 2nd CHAG war diary records:
X.23.b.1.5 - Fair. Showers toward evening. Visibility nil. Heavy mists. Answered S.O.S. 13 Corps Front at 2.15 a.m. Little hostile artillery activity. Considerable harassing fire.
Ammunition expended:- 60-pr. 8”How 6”How 9.2”How 4.5”How
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General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - WEATHER: mainly fair - very warm.
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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