WW1 Rare Canadian Cap Badge The Newfoundland Regiment (2nd Pattern) B.8428
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The Newfoundland Regiment was formed on the 4th September 1914 . The first contingent, consisting of a headquarters and two companies, landed in Great Britain on the 3rd October 1914 becoming the 1st Newfoundland Regiment in February 1915. The Battalion-sized regiment was the only North American unit to fight in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, landing at Sulva Bayn the 19th September 1915, the battalion landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on the 19th September as part of the 88th Infantry Brigade, 29th Division. The battalion fought in the Dardanelles campaign until 9 January 1916, and after a short spell in Egypt, the battalion landed in Northern France on the 22nd March 1916, to form part of the 88th Brigade, and were almost wiped out completely at Beaumont Hamel on July 1st, 1916, during the first day of the Battle of the Somme. On the 13th September 1918 the battalion were allocated to the 28th Infantry Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division, and continued to fight with them through France and Flanders until the end of the war. The regiment received the Royal title on the 25th January 1918 and disbanded on the 26th August 1919.
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