One hundred years ago on 3 July 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:
Day quiet – several working parties were engaged effectively by the 18-pdrs. Today the 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 36th and 43rd Batteries reconnoitred and commenced work on new positions to be taken up in T 13.b and d. and S.18.Central.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Visibility fairly good. Enemy aeroplane active and his artillery unusually quiet. Our artillery carried out its usual tasks successfully, engaging several working parties seen behind his lines.
Ammunition Expended. A:1366. AX 593 BX 513. BCBR. 145. Guns in Action. 135. 18.pdrs. 37. 4.5”Hows.
5th Canadian Siege Battery, Canadian Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a sub-unit of 1st Canadian Artillery Group. Their war diary records:
From 6.30pm to 11pm we engaged Hostile Battery NZ83 at M28b40.05 obtaining 2oks. The shoot was very satisfactory.
1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group war diary records:
Cabaret Rouge – Quiet during this period, poor visibility hampering pre-arranged shoots. 46 men from batteries of Group proceeded to CCHA Rest Camp DIVION on 4th. Inst.
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps war diary records:
In the Field - WEATHER: Fair, bright & warm – tendency to thunderstorms later.
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.
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