Why July 1st Means Something Very Different for Newfoundlanders

On July 1, 1916 soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment were ordered to attack the German lines at the village of Beaumont-Hamel near the Somme River. Of the regiment's 798 soldiers, 310 were killed and 374 wounded.
On July 1, 1916 soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment were ordered to attack the German lines at the village of Beaumont-Hamel near the Somme River. Of the regiment’s 798 soldiers, 310 were killed and 374 wounded.

While Canadians celebrate nationhood July 1, the date means something very different to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, Robert Everett-Green writes. One hundred years ago at Beaumont-Hamel, on the first day of the Somme offensive, nearly 90 per cent of the Newfoundland Regiment was wiped out.

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