One hundred years ago on 6 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. Despite poor visibility and the time taken to get wires to forward O.P’s., our Batteries succeeded in cutting a good deal of wire today. Our 36th Battery, especially, did good as considerable of the wire is so placed as to make it difficult for a Field Gun with its flat trajectory to cut wire.
Enemy Artillery was below normal today – there was practically no shelling.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility was fair. Our Artillery was active cutting wire. Enemy seems nervous and has a new flare which is shot a long way back where it burns very brightly for half a minute.
Ammunition Expended. A.1347 AX 430. BX 612. BCBR 39. Guns in Action. 67-18.pdrs. 16-4.5” Hows. 2” T.M.2
6 Jun 1917 – Visibility poor. The 3rd. Brigade C.F.A. are very active destroying enemy wire, Over 900 rounds being fired by them to-day.
Ammunition Expended. A.925. AX 473. BX 656. BCBR 100. Guns in Action. 69-18.pdrs. 16-4.5” Hows. 2” T.M.2
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
This evening fired one hundred rounds on Trench Junction T1b9.6 and Trench T1b9.6 to M3144.2. F.O.O reported several rounds falling in trench.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet. Harrassing fire programme carried out.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine, bright sun
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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