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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

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Monument
Location type: Monument
Location address: France, Picardie, Auchonvillers
Number of texts: 3
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The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the commemoration of Dominion of Newfoundland forces members who were killed during World War I. The 74-acre (300,000 m2) preserved battlefield park encompasses the grounds over which the Newfoundland Regiment made their unsuccessful attack on 1 July 1916 during the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

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There are three cemeteries within Newfoundland Memorial Park. Aside from the notable preserved trenches and memorials, the park is famed also for the Danger Tree, a trunk skeleton marking the spot where casualties were highest on July 1, 1916.

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The Newfoundland Memorial represents the best surviving trench system from World War One and commemorates the efforts of the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Newfoundland Regiment.

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