One hundred years ago on 9 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:
Operation Order #109 was issued referring to the vacation of our present wagon lines and the march to new wagon lines at ESTHE CAUCHIE. The weather was fair and the march made in good time and all batteries ? ? until down with good standings for the horses and good billets for the men, before dark.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
VILLERS BRULIN – Battery wagon lines at Carscallen’s (9th) and Ralston’s (10th) Brigades vacated. Carscallen’s brigade taking up new wagon lines at ESTREE CAUCHIE and Ralston’s Brigade at GAUCHIN LEGAL.
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 35 Rounds on Hostile Batteries at N X 44, N X 43 and N Z 98.
No 91880 Gunner Burgess A was accidently killed by a small explosion from a 106 Fuse.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Very little firing on those days weather being rainy and cold.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
CAMBLIN LA ABBE - Situation: considerable hostile counter-battery work, otherwise, a 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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