The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

MAY 1917



F.A. 3.

7th Canadian Infantry Brigade.

Wire Report by our Scout Officer made in conjunction with F.O.O. of the 49TH Battery of C.C.H.A.


TIME AND DATES. The shoot took place on the 5th inst. between 11.00 am and 3.30 p.m.
O.P. The O.P. was at T.8.a.70.22.
TARGETS ENGAGED. (1)Amble Trench from T.2.c.98.30. to T.2.d.15.38. (Approximately)
(2)Wire in front of trenches from T.2.c.90.05. to T.2.d.05.05.
ROUNDS FIRED. 150 rounds on target (1)
100 rounds on target (2) (with 106 fuse.)
RESULTS OBTAINED. Several direct hits were obtained on AMBLE, but it was difficult to say if trench had been badly damaged.

In the case of target (2) the wire was partially destroyed but still remained very strong.
REMARKS WIRE. In the case of target (2) the F.O.O. considered the wire still impassable and in need of considerable attention by Artillery.
ENEMY RETALIATION. Enemy Artillery was active in the morning between 9.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. on BLUENOSE Trench and on BOIS de CHAUDIERE. It was then inactive until 4.00 p.m. when there were several rounds of Shrapnel over La CHAUDIERE, and several rounds of H.E. on VIMY RIDGE.
WIRE. The Wire on the left of the railway in front of ACE Trench is in bad condition and is passable at points. There is very little wire in front of AMBLE.
CONDITION OF TRENCHES. TRURO Trench is in bad condition, it has been practically destroyed by Enemy Artillery. There have been several direct hits on BLUENOSE and on DARTMOUTH provides little cover near the railway embankment. The C.T. on the right of the Railway is in bad condition from our front line to the Block. There has been considerable enemy Trench Mortar activity along this trench.


T.S. Allan, Lieut.
for Major.
Commanding The Royal Canadian Regt.

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