Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

  • French: Memorial terre-neuvien de Beaumont-Hamel

  • Type: Battle site
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial is a World War I battlefield in Beaumont-Hamel, Somme department in Hauts-de-France preserved as a tribute to all Newfoundlanders who served in The Great War. The 30 hectares of battleground includes well-preserved trenches, a bronze caribou monument designed by Basil Gotto and three cemeteries. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1916/07/01 The Newfoundland Regiment are slaughtered by German fire as they move through No Man's land, the communication trenches being already full of wounded. Of the 780 men, only about 110 survived. The unit as a whole suffers a casualty rate of 90 percent. Battle of the Somme
1916/07/02 Of the 780 men who advanced the day before, Newfoundland Regiment's 68 remaining soldiers report for roll call. Battle of the Somme
1925/00/00 Designed by landscape-architect Rudolph H K Cochius, the Newfoundland Memorial is inaugurated by Field-Marshal Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force during the Battle of the Somme.

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Particulars for Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial:
Historic Use Battle site
Historic Use Cemetery
Sight Category Site
Motif War
Historic Event World War I

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