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:
Monday Oct 15, 1917: Not much doing today Received quite a lot of mail from Canada some of them being old Hospital mail Read one long letter from my little girl which made me feel quite happy must try and write to her.