Herb Davis

Please join us on July 1st, 2016
100th Anniversary of the
​Battle of Beaumont-Hamel 
 
Of all the battles that the Newfoundland Regiment fought during the First World War, none was as devastating or as defining as the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The Regiment's tragic advance at Beaumont Hamel on the morning of July 1, 1916 became an enduring symbol of its valour and of its terrible wartime sacrifices. The attack was a devastating failure. In a single morning, the Newfoundland Regiment had been almost wiped out. When roll call was taken, only 68 men answered their names - 324 were killed, or missing and presumed dead, and 386 were wounded. The events of that day were forever seared into the cultural memory of the Newfoundland and Labrador people.
 
 
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July 1st, 1916, saw the Royal Newfoundland Regiment advance on German lines with devastating consequences to men of the Regiment. This year, there will be a very special commemoration marking the 100th year of this tragic event.
 
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July 1st, 2016

The War Museum
1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, Ontario

9:45 a.m. (Ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp)
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