9th Canadian Artillery Brigade Operation Order No 60 4 April 1917

SECRET                                                                                 COPY NO.

REF:

VIMY 1/10,000

Edition 8.A.

9TH CANADIAN ARTILLERY BRIGADE

Operation Order No 60

By

Lieut. Col. H.G. Carscallen Comdg

 

4.4.17

INFORMATION 1. The 43rd Canadian Battalion will carry out three simultaneous raids on the afternoon of the 5th instant

“B” Party: 1 officer and 21 O.Rs will enter enemy front line at S.28.a.45.55. and remain 15 minutes.

“C” Party: 1 Officer and 16 O.Rs will enter enemy front line at PATRICIA CRATER, S.28.a.36.90. and remain 15 minutes.

“D” Party: 1 officer and 30 O.Rs will enter enemy front line at S.22.c.20.25 and remain 15 minutes.

 

ARTILLERY 2. CARSCALLEN’S GROUP will co-operate in accordance with barrage table attached.

 

CLEARANCE OF FRONT LINE.

  1. Infantry including flank battalions will be notified to be clear of front line between minus 15 and plus 35.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

  1. 9th Brigade Light T.Ms will occupy enemy’s attention S.28.a.65.20. to S.28.a.50.30 KIRKEN GROUP and points round S.22.c.27.45.

 

ZERO             5. ZERO hour will be 2.00 p.m. 5th instant.

 

SYNCHRONIZATION

  1. Watches will be synchronised with Group Headquarters one hour before zero.

 

  1. the 33rd Battery will fire from 0.00 – 0.22 at the rate of 1 round per gun per minute. From 0.52 – 0.54 the rate will be as for other 18-pdrs.

 

 

 

H.G. Carscallen

Lieut. Col

Comdg 9th Brigade, C.F.A.

 

 

TO ALL BATTERIES

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