Witness to War: Friday, Oct 11, 1918
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, Oct 11, 1918: Same as usual. Quite a few boys gone on leave today among them being Cobb off to Blighty. Good news today as Germans retiring all along the line.