The Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the War of 1812

Students will examine the role played by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (RNR) (known earlier as the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry) in the War of 1812.  Students will study geographical locations of battle sites where the RNR was involved during this period. After an examination of the lifestyle of these 19th century soldiers, students will draw conclusions about why men would leave their homeland to fight. Knowledge about battle engagements and the daily life of these men should reinforce empathy and allow comparisons with more recent soldiers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
  • Worksheet #1: Causes and Outcomes of the War of 1812 (attached)
  • Worksheet #2: Historical Geography and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the War of 1812 (attached)
  • Worksheet # 3: Then and Now (attached)
  • Worksheet # 4: The Battle of Queenston Heights (attached)
  • Questions for Assessment (attached)
  • Coloured pencils
  • Computers, LCD projector and internet access


Canadian Atlas Online War of 1812 theme

The Signal Hill Tattoo

Bulger’s Company Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Foot Button

National Defence - 1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

War of 1812 – Royal Newfoundland Fencible Regiment – History and Uniform

War of 1812:  People and Stories

The Canadian Encyclopedia – Causes of the War of 1812