2019 Royal Newfoundland Regiment Memorial High School Hockey Tournament


Once again this year the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum will be present as 16 hockey teams from all over Newfoundland battle it out to take home the Beaumont-Hamel Centennial Cup. The tournament runs from April 1 – 7 at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.   Take a look at these players with connections to the famous Royal Newfoundland Regiment. 


Second World War Veteran Passes Away

Leo Knox, November 11, 2018 photo credit: fgogos


Gunner Leo Knox, one of the last surviving members of the storied 166th(Newfoundland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery has passed away at the age of 93, today he would have celebrated his 94th birthday.


Leo enlisted with the 166th as a teenager and joined the fabled unit in Italy in 1944. He later joined the St. John’s Fire Department where he served for 35 years and was instrumental in the development of the Fire Prevention Program.




Leo Knox, November, 2017 photo credit: fgogos



Leo was a familiar site at memorial services at the National War Memorial on July 1 and November 11 where he stood proudly in remembrance of his fallen comrades.


Leo was an active member of the 166th Regimental Association and proudly carried the Regimental Colours to the Basilica to have them blessed.  He had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 71 years.


Leo will be fondly remembered as a hero and a gentleman.


Leo Knox, November, 2018 photo credit: fgogos


When:         Friday, January 18th, 2019 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:    Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue

Service Information

When:            Saturday, January 19th, 2019 11:00am
Officiating:   Fr. Joseph Barton
Location:      Barrett’s Chapel, 328 Hamilton Ave., St. John’s
Leo Knox, November 11, 2016 photo credit: fgogos