The Danger Tree Memorial Site is located next to the Forest Centre and is a collaboration between the Forget-Me-Not Campaign and Grenfell Campus. The first sculpture, a bronze of the Danger Tree, was unveiled by HRH Princess Anne in 2016. The bronze, by Newfoundland sculptor and Memorial alumnus Morgan MacDonald, depicts the tree where many members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment fell during the Battle of Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916.
Photo Gallery of Danger Tree Dedication 2016
In 2019, a bronze of Pte. Hugh Walter McWhirter, the first soldier from the First Battalion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment to be killed in combat, was unveiled along with a bench commemorating the 500 volunteers who formed the Newfoundland Forestry Corps. The corps cleared more than 1,200 acres of timberland, a supply that was critical to the Allied war effort.
Photo Gallery of Soldier and Bench Unveiling 2019