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, Oct 8, 1918: Nothing doing again Weather’s clearing up and it looks like fine weather Met Richie a brother of Gerald Ritchie from Danville[?] Thebodeau is also here at Rear So far same good talks with him and Joe Gill.