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, Oct 31, 1918: Went down to 15th Bn and worked most all day down there. In the evening wrote to Lina and to my wee wifie. Rumor says Turkey has quit fighting, tres bonne.