• Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador

Significant First World War Battles

Commemorating the distinguished battles of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

During the First World War, our men fought as an equal member of the British Empire alongside Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Between 1915 and 1918, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment distinguished itself in a number of key First World War battles, earning several military honours. In September 1917, it became the only Regiment to receive the prefix “Royal” during the First World War, and it was only the third time in the history of the armies of the Bristish Empire that such an honour was granted, during hostilities.

Honour 100 is currently working with our stakeholders and partners, at home and abroad, to commemorate these key military battles with activities and events on and around the respective anniversary dates.

These include:

Gallipoli, Turkey – September 19, 1915

Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel – July 1, 1916

Gueudecourt, France – October 12, 1916

Monchy-le-Preux, France – April 14, 1917

Masnières, France – November 20, 1917

Courtrai/Kortrijk, Belgium – October 14, 1918

Watch our web and social media feeds for more information as we near these anniversaries.