Seventy Eight years ago on 29 September 1939
From the War Diaries of 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA CASF
29/9/39 Mob. Plus 25. No change in strength or disposition except Major J.F. Piercy proceeded to York Island to assume command. Capt. T.L. Harrison, P.M.
From the war diaries of 85 Heavy Battery, RCA CASF a sub-unit of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA stationed at Yorke Island, BC
29 Sep 1939 – York Island
Major J.F. Piercy arrived today, and assumed command.
"Border Prince" delivered stores and water.
1 OR returned from Alert Bay.
Letter re Re-inforcements (see App"F").
Letter re Training (see App. "F").
The war diaries for the following Batteries of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA have yet to be located:
31st Heavy Battery stationed at Stanley Park and Narrows North
58th Heavy Battery stationed at Point Grey and Steveston.
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