War Memorial

Local nameWar Memorial

The National War Memorial in Downtown St. John's is the most elaborate of all the post World War I monuments in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was erected at King's Beach on Water Street where, in 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland for England. It was formally unveiled on Memorial Day, July 1, 1924 by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig.

The Great War Veterans' Association and the Newfoundland Patriotic Association launched the campaign to have the National War Memorial established. They developed a committee to establish the design and undertake the fund-raising to pay for the proposed memorial. Construction of the memorial was supervised by Lieutenant-Colonel Father Thomas Nangle, the Roman Catholic Padre of Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Captain Gerald Whitty

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_War_Memorial_(Newfoundland)

Address 191-211 Duckworth St, St John's, NL A1C 1G6, Canada

Coordinates 47°34'3.092" N -52°42'13.153" E

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