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 Sep 11, 1917: Marched to 14 Bn arrived there about 6pm tired and wet from sweat very hard march. Found all the camp here and found that Sam Greenway Jimmy Ashworth and Ollie Gingras were dead from wounds Slept with Blake Jobb.