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:
Thursday, Jan 16 – 1919: Went to Bank with the PM. Changed marks then went to Liege and settled bill at Hotel Had one awful trip going on freight train and a worse one coming back on Engine. Got back at 11.00pm.