One hundred years ago on 7 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 good. Wire cutting was carried on vigorously by all Batteries today and good progress was made. Considerable movement in back country reported by our F.O.O’s. Enemy Artillery has been unusually inactive.
O.O. No. 83 issued tonight. The 4th Canadian Division on our Left, in conjunction with our Division will raid enemy’s trenches at 11.45 p.m., June 8th. Our objectives are:
(a) Enemy’s Front and Support Lines from Railway Embankment at T.2.c.90.20. and thence to T.2.c.40.40. to T.1.d.80.90 to T.1.d.05.95.
(b) FINAL OBJECTIVE:
Enemy’s Strong Point in ruined house at T.2.b.30.10., Westerly along ADEPT TRENCH from T.2.d.20.90 – T.2.a.15.40 thence North-East along AGENT TRENCH to BALSAM TRENCH at T.1.b.90.70. (BALSAM TRENCH inclusive to 3rd Canadian Division)
Our troops will remain a total of two hours in enemy’s lines.
Our support will take the form of Rolling and Standing Barrages.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – 7 Jun 1917 – Visibility good. Field and Heavy Artillery busy again to-day on the enemies wire. Work has been favorably reported by the infantry.
Ammunition Expended. A.1209. AX 674. BX 458. BCBR 39. Guns in Action. 84.18.pdrs. 20.4.5” 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:
Fired 150 rounds on Trench T.2.a.1.5 to 4.3. Shoot was very effective.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet. Trench destruction and T.M.R’s engaged.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine.
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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