100th anniversaries of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

July 1, 2016 marks the 100th anniversaries of the battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel. The Government of Canada will mark these anniversaries with signature commemorative ceremonies at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France, the Courcelette Canadian Memorial in France, and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

100th anniversaries of the battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel commemorative events

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Youth remember

Learning activities to explore the important role played by Canada and Newfoundland in the battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel.

Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

Historical information on the battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel.

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

On a mound, surrounded by rock and shrubs native to Newfoundland, there stands a great bronze caribou, the emblem of the Newfoundland Regiment.

Honour 100 – Newfoundland and Labrador

First World War commemoration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Beaumont Hamel – July 1, 1916

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 Somme centenary

Ceremonies, exhibitions and other commemorative events will be held throughout 2016.

UK national commemorative event

The UK national commemorative event to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Thiepval Memorial on July 1, 2016.

First World War centenary

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is leading plans to build a commemoration fitting of this significant milestone in world history.

Mission centenaire

First World War Centenary Partnership Program is a public interest group established in 2012 by the Government for the preparation and implementation of the commemorative program for the First World War centenary.

Blood in the Mud

Visit the "Blood in the Mud" interactive web experience from Legion Magazine to learn more about the sacrifices of the Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel and for additional information on the Battle of the Somme.

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