1916 Beaumont Hamel and Beyond

The symposium, "1916: Beaumont Hamel and Beyond", was organized by Memorial University in partnership with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council and the Newfoundland Historical Society. The symposium covers the events following the regiment's departure from Gallipoli in January 1916 up to and including the aftermath of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. The presentations were grouped into five themed sessions and each session was recorded seperately. The sessions and presentations are listed below. To view the associated presentations, please select the link to the appropriate session on this page. 

SESSION 1: “OVERVIEW OF MAJOR CONFLICTS OF 1916”

Dr. Lucian Ashworth, Chair, Memorial University’s WW100 Steering Committee

SESSION 2: “BEAUMONT HAMEL”

CHAIR: RON PENNEY, R NFLD R ADVISORY COUNCIL

Frank Gogos - The Royal Newfoundland Regiment - From Gallipoli to Beaumont Hamel

David Mercer - The topography of Beaumont Hamel

Question and Comment

SESSION 3: “OTHER BATTLEFRONTS OF 1916”

CHAIR: ALLAN BYRNE, NEWFOUNDLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson - The Royal Naval Reserve and the Battle of Jutland

Dr. Margot Duley - Shelling, Cripples and Gum Boots: Subalterns' Perspectives on "Quiet Days" at Gueudecourt, 1916: 2 Lt. Cyril Duley's and Captain R. Tait's Field Messages

Question and Comment

SESSION 4: “THE HOMEFRONT”

CHAIR: BERT RIGGS, WW100 STEERING COMMITTEE

Terry Bishop-Stirling - Newspaper coverage of Beaumont Hamel

Dr. Heidi Coombs-Thorne - Soldiers in St. John's and the Role of the King George V Seaman's Institute

Question and Comment

SESSION 5: “PERSPECTIVES”

CHAIR: LARRY DOHEY, NEWFOUNDLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Dr. Maura Hanrahan - Newfoundland Mi’kmaq and the First World War

Dr. Sean Cadigan - Beyond Beaumont Hamel – The Commemoration Story

Stephanie Tucker - Through the eyes of youth – a visit to Beaumont Hamel

Contact

WW100 Commemoration Program

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca