The Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

The Newfoundland Beaumont Hamel Memorial is the largest of the five 'caribou' sites in France and Belgium. Here on the 1st of July 1916 the 1st Battalion of the Newfoundland Regiment suffered 684 casualties (70% of its full strength) most of the casualties being from 780 or so men who heroically advanced to the attack that morning. Only one other battalion suffered heavier casualties that day - the 10th West Yorks at Fricourt. The site was purchased by the regimental chaplain, Tom Nangle, at the end of the war with funds raised largely by women of Newfoundland. It is the biggest battalion memorial of the Western Front and the largest area of the Somme battlefield that has been preserved. The site encompasses the ground which the Newfoundland battalion (as well as several British battalions) attacked on the fate-ful day, as well as part of the German front line system. The centrepiece is the Caribou, the symbol of the Regiment, and the memorial to all those Newfoundlanders who served in the Great war and to those missing who have no known grave. I have visited The Newfoundland Beaumont Hamel Memorial Park on two separate occasions when I have visited The Somme Battlefields.

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    Born 1898

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    British Army 675 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1894

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    British Army 443 Lance Corporal Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    British Army 399 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1893

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    British Army 1632 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1st Battalion

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    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    British Army 908 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1891

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    British Army 95 Serjeant Newfoundland Forestry Corps

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    British Army Lieutenant Newfoundland Regiment

    British Army 395 Second Lieutenant Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1887

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    British Army Lieutenant Newfoundland Regiment 1st Battalion

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    Born 1890

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    British Army 1419 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

    British Army 1419 Lance Corporal Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1st Battalion

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    Born 1894

    Died 1916

    British Army 1242 Private Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1894

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    British Army 964 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army 345 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1st Battalion

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    British Army 1805 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 1115 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1st Battalion

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    Born 1894

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    British Army 1627 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1892

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    British Army 1481 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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    Born 1894

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    British Army 1395 Private Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1st Battalion