Seventy Eight years ago on 30 September 1939
From the War Diaries of 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA CASF
30/9/39 Mob. Plus 26. NMuster parade of Bde. Less York Island detachment held under Capt. G. Cowan, 1st A.A. Regt, R.C.A. H.Q. 7 Officers & 20 O.R.’s at Bessborough Armouries, 1 M.O. at York Island, 2 O.R.’s in Shaughnessy Hospital, 31st Bty:68 O.R.’s at Stanley Park, 2 Officers & 18 O.R.’s at Narrows North, 4 O.R.’s in Hospital, 58th Bty: 5 Officers and 77 O.R.’s at Point Grey, 32 O.R’s at Bessborough Armouries, 4 O.R.’s in Hospital, 1 O.R. on sick leave, 1 O.R. on leave. 85th Bty: 3 officers & 76 O.R.’s at York Island, 27 O.R.’s at Bessborough Armouries.
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
30 Sep 1939 – York Island
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.