The bronze stag caribou is the emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. It stands on a mound, surrounded by rock and shrubs native to Newfoundland, defiantly facing in the direction of what was once the German lines. English artist Basil Gotto sculpted the caribou for the opening of the memorial in 1925. There are three other caribou memorials to Newfoundland's fallen in France, and one in Belgium. A replica of the Beaumont Hamel caribou stands in Bowring Park, St. John's.
George Metcalf Archival Collection