Nfld. & Labrador

Beaumont-Hamel 100: Faces, scenes and moments from Memorial Day ceremony in St. John's

Thousands gathered at the National War Memorial in St. John's Friday to honour those who fought and died at the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.
A decorated veteran salutes at the National War Memorial in St. John's during a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. (CBC)

Thousands gathered at the National War Memorial in St. John's Friday to honour those who fought and died at the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.

Members of military troops from across the globe and close to home gathered for a wreath laying ceremony and to hear music from the Regimental band.

Thousands of people came out to the National War Memorial in St. John's on Friday morning, lining Duckworth and Water Streets. (Jill Kennedy/Twitter)
Charles Moores, 99, was torpedoed off the coast of South Africa. He spent three hours fighting off sharks and another three days in a lifeboat. (Jane Adey/CBC)
A veteran of the navy, Rod Deon, said he chased German submarines during the Second World War. (Jane Adey/CBC)
Princess Anne laid the colourful wreath on the left. Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan laid the wreath with the white flowers on the right, for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. (Mike Rossiter/CBC)
The Regimental band plays the Last Post at an annual ceremony to honour soldiers who fought at the Battle of the Somme. (CBC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in St. John's on Friday morning. (CBC)
A member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment hangs his head for a moment of silence at the National War Memorial in St. John's. (CBC)
Wreaths were laid at the National War Memorial in downtown St. John's on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. (Mike Rossiter/CBC)

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