War Memorials

Inverclyde Council maintains war memorials in each of the towns and villages in the district.  There are eleven memorials in total and they can be found at the following locations:


Lochwinnoch Road

"Let succeeding generations read with reverence the honoured names of Kilmacolm's brave sons who fell in the Great War. 1914-1919."

Port Glasgow

Robert Street (Wall Plaque at No. 5)

"Erected in grateful memory of the Toll Boys who fell in the Great War. Their name liveth for evermore"

Fore Street

"Dedicated to the memory of the sailors and soldiers from Port Glasgow who fell in the Great War"

"Dedicated to the glory of God and the memory of all who fell during the Second World War 1939-1945"

"Some there be which have no memorial"


Broomhill (junction Broomhill St/Cornhaddock St)

Wellpark, Regent Street

"Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam and in grateful remembrance of the men of Greenock who gave their lives in the Great War and in the 1939-1945 War"

"Palestine - Flanders - Gallipoli"

"Zeebrugge - Jutland - Falkland"

"France - Mesopotamia - Italy"

Greenock Cemetery (Blitz Memorial), South Street

"Dedicated to the everlasting memory of the citizens of Greenock who died as a result of the air raids 1940-1941"

Greenock Cemetery (Section 3P), South Street

"in memory of the citizens of this town who lost their lives as a result of the Air Raids 1940-1941"

Lyle Hill (Cross of Lorraine)

"This monument is dedicated to the memory of the sailors of the Free French Naval Forces who sailed from Greenock in the years 1940-1945 and gave their lives in the Battle of The Atlantic for the liberation of France and the success of the allied cause"

"A la memoire du Capitaine de frigate Birot, des officiers et des equipages des corvettes Alysse et Mimosa disparus dans la Bataille de l'Atlantique 1942"

"A la memoire du Capitaine de frigate Blaison, des officiers et de l'equipage du sous-marin Surcouf perdu dans l'Atlantique Fevrier 1942"

"A la memoire des marins des forces navales Francaises Libres qui n'ont jamais cesse le combat et sont tombes glorieusement pour la liberation de La France dans l'honneur et par la victoire"


Albert Rd

"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"


A78 Lay-by

"A stone of remembrance. Erected by the public of Inverkip to perpetuate the names of the young men of this district who fell in the Great Wars of 1914-1918 1939-1945"

"On the Western Front - At Sea - Of Wounds - In P.O.W. Camp - At Gallipoli - In Palestine - In Mesopotamia - On Home Service"

Wemyss Bay

Shore Rd (Pierhead)

"To the men of Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay who laid down their lives for their country in the Great Wars 1914-1918 --- 1939-1945"

"Their name liveth for evermore"

If you are unfamiliar with the geography of Inverclyde, follow the External Link to open a Google map showing the war memorial locations.

To report vandalism or damage to any of these war memorials, please phone (01475) 714769 or e-mail us at environmental.services@inverclyde.gov.uk

If you want to learn more about UK War Memorials, follow the External Link to the website of The War Memorials Trust