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Jun 18, 2007 - Beaumont-Hamel - Newfoundlanders

Situated some 7 miles north of Albert and opened by Earl Haig on June 7, 1925 Newfoundland Memorial Park, covering 84 acres, was purchased by the Government of Newfoundland as a memorial to the armed forces of Newfoundland. Along with preserved trench lines there are a number of memorials and cemeteries contained within the park. Always a popular destination for WW1 battlefield visitors, the park was a focus of early pilgrimages by survivors of the war. On April 10, 1997, the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial was designated as a Canadian...

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