The Ws Continue. Appears to be the most common letter of the alphabet! Of course I do not have everyone's complete information. Please send in your info so that we can have a viable source as we move ahead towards our Regimental Centennial. That's right! 2020 is coming up soon!
1917 Regimental War Diaries
5th Canadian Siege Battery
April 4th, 1917 - At 9.15 a.m. fired 20 Rounds on Thelus Hill which was being used by the enemy as an observation post, and then fired 41 Rounds on crater D6 to check error of day, there was a number of duds and hostile shelling made observation very difficult, after registering we fired 16 Rounds on S18d 0.5. without observation. At 8.10 p.m. and to 8.40 p.m. we fired 60 Rounds on Hostile Battery S61 at S24c 65.15. without observation and then switched to H.B.’s No B13 and T51 in Bld 1.5 and T13c 23.30 130 Rounds being fired on these batteries without observation. Hostile shelling during the day was at times very heavy but slacked off during the evening.
31st Battery, 9th Brigade
April 4th, 1917 - In spite of the severe handicap poor visibility affords to successful wirecutting operations our batteries succeeded in doing a great deal of this to-day. On our section of FLAPPER and SWISCHEN STELLUNG trenches the infantry report that the wire still remaining would not impede them in the event of an advance.
58th Battery, 14th Brigade
April 4th, 1917 - D.A.C. cease to ration 48 ORs of this BDE on release from Quarantine Section Training in field.
All the latest happenings with the Vancouver Gunners