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:
Sunday Sep 16, 1917: Nothing doing Church parade but did not go Marched to St Pierre Village in evening and are now located in cellar with Signallers ofs [offices] and cook feeding pretty good too Getting shelled some.