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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Renfrew
Town
Gourock
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55091
Current location

On the A770
Beside Gourock Outdoor Swimming Pool
Albert Road
Gourock
Renfrew
Strathclyde
PA19 1NQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 23911 77778
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CROSS ON TOP OF A TALL SQUARE COLUMN ON A SQUARE PLINTH WITH 3-STEPPED BASE. AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE ARMS OF THE CROSS IS A TRIANGLE IN A CIRCLE AND ON EACH FACE OF THE COLUMN AT THE TOP ARE THE NAMES OF WW1 CAMPAIGNS WITH A CARVED HALF-WREATH BELOW EACH. ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE COLUMN IS A MUNICIPAL COAT OF ARMS WITH MOTTO BELOW WITH A CIRCULAR WREATH OF LAUREL CARVED ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT FACES AND A CRUSADERS SWORD ON THE REAR FACE. INSCRIPTION AND NAMES ARE ON 3 BRONZE PLAQUES ON THE FRONT AND SIDES OF THE PLINTH.
Inscription
Plaque 1: TO THE HONOURED/ AND EVERLASTING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF GOUROCK/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" Plaque 2: 1914-19/ (NAMES) Plaque 3: 1939-1945/ (NAMES) At top (one named campaign on each side): FRANCE FLANDERS MESOPOTAMIA GALLIPOLI Motto on front face|: AVANT BE WATCHFUL
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, George A H
Adam, James
Alexander, David A
Armour, James D
Bagan, James
Bagan, John
Bailie, John F
Bain, James N
Barnicott, Alfred T J
Barr, James
See details for all 173 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 98
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 98
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, service, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height 5000mm, width 3000mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Inverclyde Council
Reference

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