Need to read the information for Introduction, Newfoundland Goes to War, Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, Sacrifice and Legacy at the following website
The first of July is known to many people as Canada Day but Canada Day is a serious day to Newfoundland and Labrador. There is a day that is made as Memorial day because it is the anniversary of people fighting on Beaumont-Hamel in WW1. Newfoundland was not part of Canada but a part of Britain. Newfoundland also fought in the war like Canada did because as soon as Britain started the war with Germany Newfoundland was apart of it. Newfoundland’s population was 240 000, but 12 000 went away to join the army. Since 1914 resolved in trench battles the Newfoundlanders and the other soldiers fought on even though there was barbed wire, snipers, grenades, mines, machine guns firing rapidly and sickness.
Tourist Information for Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Park Memorial
- 1st January – 31st of March – Tuesday – Sunday open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday open 11 am to 5 pm
- 1st April – 30th September: Tuesday – Sunday open 10 am to 6 pm, Monday open 12 pm to 6 pm.
- 1st October to 31st December: Tuesday – Sunday open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday open 11 am to 5 pm.
Entrance is free