One hundred years ago on 5 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:
Our Battery positions in VIMY received a severe shelling today, as well as points in T.19.a. and T.13.c. Little damage was done. An abnormal amount of train movement was reported by F.O.O’s behind LENS and SALLAUMINES.
3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery war diary records:
Fort George – Weather misty, making visibility poor, becoming fair in late afternoon. Enemy artillery was very active and was replied to by our heavies. A great deal of enemy movement was observed in the afternoon when the mist lifted, especially trains.
Ammunition Expended. A:1658. AX 848 BX 737. BCBR.27. Guns in Action. 138. 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:
During the day we fired a few rounds for registration. In the evening we carried out a very successful shoot on Hostile Battery NI41 at N16d84.30. We obtained 6 Oks.
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: Cool & Cloudy, slight drizzle with gradual general improvement.
R.M.A.Hows.Nos. XI & XII left First Army Area on night 4th/5th July.
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.