First World War Commemoration

First World War Commemoration

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel—an event that profoundly changed Newfoundland and Labrador—the responsibility for creating a fitting commemoration of the sacrifices made here at home and overseas has been given to The Rooms.

Through generous gifts of our donors The Rooms has been able to develop a new, permanent Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery and as well as, the Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre.

Centennial Leader Individual - Elinor Gill Ratcliffe:

The new Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery will highlight our shared history by making us aware of the service, sacrifice, losses and triumphs of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who served in the First World War both overseas and at home in whatever capacity. This gallery will evoke a sense of pride, respect and remembrance for present day visitors and for generations to come.  

Centennial Leader Corporate – Fortis Inc. Barry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer

The roots of Fortis run deep in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, so it is both an honour and a privilege for us to help commemorate the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, one of the most pivotal events in our province’s history.  We are very proud to stand as Centennial Leader Corporate of the Where Once They Stood We Stand Capital Campaign.   Our $3.25 million donation will help develop a permanent space to honor and remember those who served during the First World War and the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.


Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel - July 1st 2016

These images provide a stunning record of the events of the commemorations at The Rooms. Click on the images for more detail.



We invite you to learn more about the First World War and help preserve, honour and remember those who served.

Check out our Ongoing Exhibitions:

Learn more from home through our The Newfoundland Regiment and The Great War virtual exhibit.

Read some of the stories we are gathering from the First World War and those who served overseas and here at home.