One hundred years ago on 5 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. At 2.35 a.m. enemy opened a heavy barrage on our Group Front. Upon an S.O.S. Signal being put up by our Infantry, we immediately opened fire and kept up a fairly intense rate until 3.05 when enemy barrage ceased.
O.O. No. 81 issued today, lays down Zones for Batteries to cut wire in. This is in preparation for a large raid which will take place shortly..
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
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
Nothing to report.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet. Carried out tasks on wire and trench destruction.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field – Weather, fine and warm.
Artillery Order No.32 issued
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.