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Location address: France, Picardie, Auchonvillers
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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.
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.
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.