One hundred years ago on 6 October 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:
In anticipation of a move to another area the brigade was very busy in completing their equipment. Two concerts were given in the evening for the benefit of the men of the batteries who had been in action, one by a Y.M.C.A. concert party and the other by the 3rd Canadian Division Concert Party. These were immensely enjoyed by the men.
31st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery was attached to 10th Canadian Field Artillery Brigade during this period. The 10th Brigade war diary records that:
Dull and wet. The first part of the relief by 5th Brigade CFA carried out without any unusual occurrence.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
VILLERS BRULIN – Headquarters of 3rd. C.D.A. established at VILLERS BRULIN.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
ANGRES - Nil
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – 100th Siege Battery, ? (6") entered the group this day. .
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
CAMBLIN LA ABBE - HQ Canadian Corps moved to CAMBLIN LA ABBE. Slight bombardment of LAURENT sector 18:30 - 19:30. Exceptionally quiet day.
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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