On Monday, September 4, 2017, St. Bonaventure’s College held a ceremony unveiling a plaque honouring Lt.-Col. Thomas Nangle, class of 1909. Nangle was named a Person of National Historical Significance by the Government of Canada in 2016 for his dedicated service in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment as the Catholic Chaplain. Nangle dedicated much of his post-war life to paying tribute to those who served and gave their lives during the First World War. He was a major contributor to the efforts to create the five bronze caribou memorials overseas, including at the War Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel in France. Additionally, Nangle had a hand in the St. John’s National War Memorial
In attendance was Nangle’s daughter, Mavourneen Galbraith, who travelled from New Zealand to be a part of the ceremony. Galbraith, along with President Tom McGrath unveiled the plaque at the entrance to St. Bonaventure’s College, where current students and alumni can admire and reflect on Nangle’s admirable contributions.