Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial site is well-known for one of six caribou monuments; and Beaumont-Hamel is known for being the largest Newfoundland Memorial. The caribou that sits here is the biggest of the six. It sits on the largest park, and it also accompanies the original memorial plaques. At the front of the site you are greeted with the 29th Division Monument; homage to the Division that the Newfoundlanders fought with. We have 36 hectares of preserved battlefield along with the Newfoundland Trench, the St. John’s Road Trench where you can follow the battle of the Newfoundlanders from July 1st, 1916. The majority of the front line has been preserved and you can get a really good sense of the size of this battle. We also have three Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries onsite. The Y Ravine Cemetery, the Hawthorne (Ridge) No. 2 Cemetery, and also a very unique cemetery in the form of the Hunter’s Cemetery. There are a lot of things to see onsite, and there is something for everyone here to find interesting. A MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial site is well-known for one of six caribou monuments; and Beaumont-Hamel is known for being the largest Newfoundland Memorial.
- Veterans Affairs Canada
- July 1, 2017
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