Witness to War: Saturday, March 23, 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:
Saturday, March 23, 1918: Got up pretty late and came to Barracks then had a few eats don’t know what we will do this afternoon It was afterward found out that bombs referred to were shells thrown by Fritz’s mystery gun.