April 1990. The World War 1 Monument being moved from the Memorial Hospital on Pearl St.to the St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital. 

The current site for Remembrance Day events at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) location is recognized as not suitable. The project has a total estimated cost of approximately $263,000. It is hoped that various levels of government will support the initiative with $150K with the balance from local fundraising efforts already underway. So we ask you for your thoughtful gift to remember those who served.

A dedicated ‘War Memorial Park’ combining the Great War (WWI) Soldier from its present location at the Hospital while also moving the WWII/Korea Cenotaph from its Talbot St location was best. In addition, plans for a third element honouring the Afghanistan conflict would also be included by commissioning a statue of a Canadian soldier in repose. The initiative has unanimous support from St Thomas City Council and a proposed site downtown on Moore St to the east, Centre St to the south and the old L&PS tracks to the west. As required, Moore Street can be closed for events with no disruptions for traffic or businesses on Talbot Street.

The Committee has the full endorsement of Branch 41 of The Royal Canadian Legion and full support of the City of St. Thomas who will own the project when completed.  

Herb Warren - Committee Chair
with model of original concept