Battle of Beaumont-HamelJuly 01, 1916 - July 01, 1916
On 1 July 1916, Allied forces launched a major offensive in France during the First World War. The opening of the Somme offensive turned into one of the deadliest days in the history of modern warfare. At the village of Beaumont-Hamel, the First Newfoundland Regiment suffered catastrophic losses. After a battle lasting only 30 minutes, less than 10 per cent of the regiment was able to answer roll call.
- Canadian Casualties: 710
- Beaumont Hamel: July 1, 1916 Heritage Newfoundland & Labrador