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, March 21 – 1919: Got leave came up to London with Hinchorn walked around some had lunch at Lyons went around some more – bought wrist watch – booked seat at Pavillion – Had dinner at Lyons and went to show.