Private Raymond Duval, MM, was a soldier of the 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment) CEF who served overseas during the last two years of the First World War. He participated in some of the fiercest fighting seen by Canadians during the war and was decorated for bravery at Passchendaele. Determined to preserve his memories of the First World War, he maintained a daily record of his experiences. Here is what he wrote precisely 100 years ago today:
Friday June 14, 1918: Went on manoeuvres at 4.30am Got away with very little breakfast and was sure hungry too. Got back at 4.pm and rec’d parcel from Clare with cake, which sure went jake Wrote 105 to Clare.