BEFORE BEAUMONT HAMEL

BEFORE BEAUMONT HAMEL
The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1775 to 1815

By Bernard D. Fardy

This brief chronology of the “Royal” Newfoundland Regiment covers a brief forty year period of the regiment’s more than two hundred year history. The title “Royal Newfoundland Regiment” may at first suggest to some that what follows is misleading. There is no intent to mislead, as the Newfoundland Regiments, although fully raised in, and composed of Newfoundlanders over the more than two centuries of its on again off again existence, have been called by many titles. Some of the regiments have had the honour to have been distinguished with the prefix “Royal” appended to their title, others have not, and still more had been attached to other, long established British regiments which already bore the prefix “Royal.”

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