Friday, December 14, 2018

Newfoundland Memorial Park Beaumont Hamel France

This beautiful setting honours the men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who fought here 1 July, 1916.  A flock of sheep graze atop the hallowed grounds.

The large park offers a peaceful walk amidst grass-covered craters and trenches. 

The park includes three cemeteries. Not all the buried soldiers have been identified. Here’s a link to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission page for more information.

A visitor centre provides information about the battle. Canadians offer guided tours and information. Signs and storyboards provide additional information.

Following is a video of the site from my YouTube SuttonTravels site.

I took the photos and video 22 October 2018 as part of a Western Front Tour.


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