One hundred years ago on 8 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.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
VILLERS BRULIN – Relief of the remaining section of each battery and two sniping guns was completed 7/8th.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
ANGRES - Fired 9 Rounds on M(?)ericourt Sector at T 5 b
R. J. Waterous left Battery for England to attend course.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Gunner ? 178th SB awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on the 17th September, 1917.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
CAMBLIN LA ABBE - 1ST C.D.A. relieved 4th and 5th C.D.A's; and two batteries of the 179th Bde. R.F.A. 2nd C.D.A. relieved 3rd C.D.A. 8th Army Bde. C.F.A. transferred to 2nd C.D.A. Two btys. of 179th Bde. R.F.A. transferred to 1st C.D.A. Situation: no activity on either side.
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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