The Grey Monument

Grey County sent thousands of citizens to the battlefields of Europe to serve King and Country in the bloodbath of World War I. Many never returned to their homes, and all were forever changed by their experiences. Life in Grey County was never the same.

The Grey Monument in Moreston Heritage Village honours and recognizes Grey County’s three local units that served in World War I: the 31st Regiment and the 147th and 248th Battalions.

Centrally located in the Village, the monument serves as a dramatic reminder of the lasting impact World War I had and continues to have on Grey County and the surrounding area. With no remaining veterans from the First World War, it is important to find other meaningful ways to educate and remind us how World War I shaped the development of our country through the 1920s and beyond.

The completed monument was unveiled at a public ceremony on November 2.

Thank you to Veteran’s Affairs, Sanderson Monuments, and our many donors for helping to support this meaningful project.

WWI Soldier
This project is complemented by this original exhibit:
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