World War I - A Commemoration of Residents from Trinity and Area

Creator(s): Lester-Garland House

On August 14th, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. Four days later, Newfoundland, the oldest colony of the British Empire, telegraphed London committing the colony to raise one thousand men for the naval service and several hundred for land service abroad. From the Trinity Area, 233 volunteers enlisted for service, mostly with the Newfoundland Regiment or the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve. This exhibit is largely based on the letters of one of these men, Private Arthur Ernest White Maidment.

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