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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Caribou Monument, St. John’s

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Caribou Monument, Bowring Park, St. John's

Caribou Monument, Bowring Park, St. John’s

The caribou is the Royal Newfoundland Regiment's emblem.

The caribou is the Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s emblem.

Brass cross lists the regiment's major battles.

Brass cross lists the regiment’s major battles.

The Caribou Memorial in Bowring Park, St. John’s NL is one of six. The other five caribou mark sites in France and Belgium where the (now) Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought: Beaumont-Hamel; Gueudecourt; Masnières; Monchy-le-Preux and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The caribou is the emblem of the Regiment. A brass cross below the St. John’s caribou lists the major arenas of the Regiment’s battles.

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