Westmount, Quebec – 31 October 2017: Many of you have been following the daily exploits of Private Raymond Duval, MM by reading his diary which has been published every day on the RMR website since 22 March 2017 – publishing what he wrote precisely 100 years later to the day. Private Duval has been faithfully recording in his diary every single day.
His story is about to take another “break”. He won’t be posting daily for a while.
The reason for these breaks is because Raymond Duval is about to start moving up into the line outside of Ypres with the rest of the 14th Battalion (RMR) in the preparations for the Battle of Passchendaele, considered by most participants as the ugliest fighting amongst the worst conditions (cold thigh-deep mud and incessant rain) of all encountered on the Western Front. Duval more than rises to the occasion, being decorated for bravery for his actions at Passchendaele.
Our friend Raymond will be back posting on 14 November 2017.