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:
Tuesday June 4, 1918: Still no mail Wonder when it will come. Feeling very lonesome for my little girl Guess will write her tonight so wrote no. 102 to her. Saw a fine sight today when 15 aeroplanes came to the ground just near where we were drilling.