World War I - A Commemoration of Residents from Trinity and Area
August 14, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. Four days later, Newfoundland, the oldest colony of the British Empire, telegraphed London committing the colony to raise one thousand men for the naval service and several hundred for land service abroad. This website created by the Trinity Historical Society commemorates those that served in the First World War from the Trinity area.

The First Battalion  - The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Library and Archives Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial - Veterans Affairs Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website


Browne, Gary and McGrath, Darrin. Soldier Priest in the Killing Fields of Europe. Padre Thomas Nangle: Chaplain to the Newfoundland Regiment WWI. DRC Publishing, St. Johnís. 2006. 

Cave, Joy B. What Became of Corporal Pittman? Robinson-Blackmore, St. Johnís, 1976.

Cramm, Richard. The First Five Hundred. C.F. Williams & Sons, New York.

Facey-Crowther, David (ed.) Better than the Best. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council, St. Johnís. 1995.

Major, Kevin. No Manís Land: A Play Pennywell Books, St. Johnís. 2005.

Major, Kevin. No Manís Land Doubleday Canada, Toronto. 1995.

Nicholson, Gerald W. L. The Fighting Newfoundlander: A History of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. McGill Ė Queenís University Press, Government of Newfoundland, 2006.

Stacey, A.J. and Jean Edwards. Memoirs of a Blue Puttee. DRC Publishing, St. Johnís. 2002.

Youel, Duncan and Edgell, David. The Somme: Then and Now Ė A Visual History. DK Publishing, United Kingdom. 2006.



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