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REF: Map VIMY
9TH CANADIAN ARTILLERY BRIGADE Operation Order No 66
Lieut. Col. H.G. Carscallen Commanding
INFORMATION 1. The Operation detailed in O.O. 65 will now be carried out in two stages:-
Capture and consolidation of ARLEUX and SUNKEN ROAD in T.27.d. and b. by the 1st Canadian Division in conjunction with the attack on OPPY by the XIII Corps. Approximate line of objective will be from B.6.d.central to T.23.d.8.2.
The 2nd Canadian Division has been ordered to form a defensive flank from W.23.d.9.2. to connect with the Right Flank of the 3rd Canadian Division at about T.17.d.2.5.
Capture FRESNOY and ACHEVILLE and the line of trenches connecting them.
This stage will be carried out as soon as the wire on line can be adequately cut.
The 3rd Canadian Division has been ordered to prolong the defensive flank from T.17.d.5.5. through T.17.a.5.2. and T.16.b.5.3. to the present front line in T.16.a.
The 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade will on Y/Z night before zero hour improve and occupy new line T.17.d.5.5. to T.16.a. and hold it as a defensive flank during the operations. Touch will be maintained with the 2nd Canadian Division (5th Canadian Infantry Brigade) about T.17.d.5.5.
ARTILLERY 2. The 1st and 2nd C.D.A. and Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Double Groups C.C.H.A. will directly support the operations of the 1st and 2nd Canadian Divisions.
The 3rd C.D.A. and Reserve D.A. assisted by No 4 Group (Double) will carry out a simulated attack on their respective fronts.
BARRAGE 3. At Zero hour the Group will establish a barrage in support of a simulated attack in accordance with barrage table attached.
ZERO 4. Zero Hour will be 4.25 a.m. April 28th 1917.
- Watches will be synchronized with this office one hour before ZERO.
Comdg CARSCALLEN’S GROUP
Issued at p.m.
Copy No 2 to O.C. 32nd Battery
3 to O.C. 33rd Battery
4 to O.C. 39th Battery
5 to O.C. 45th Battery
6 to O.C. 36th Battery
7 to O.C. 43rd Battery
8, 9, & 10 WAR DIARY