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:
Saturday, Jan 11 – 1919: Had a good breakfast in bed. Went around and got German marks changed Went back to Douven and had lunch chicken etc. 65 frs for two. Went around to Bank in afternoon then came back to Huy in evening.