Jo’s Monday Walk
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
The Beaumont-Hamel battlefield site
is also the site of the…
World War I Memorial.
As we walked through original trenches I still felt exposed.
It may have had something to do with the board walk,
now inserted for our comfort,
raising us up an extra few inches.
However, this trench seems even shallower
and there is no boardwalk.
Today the Beaumont-Hamel battlefield is marked
by one of five Caribou (the Regiment’s emblem)
memorializing World War I
in France and Belgium.
Four are located at: Beaumont-Hamel, Gueudecourt,
Monchy-le-Preux, Masnieres, in France
with the fifth caribou located at
Courtrai (Kortrik) in Belgium.
Newfoundland is the home of
the sixth and seventh