Wednesday 11 November 2015


On this day we take time to remember all of those who gave their lives for their country.  Many of us will especially remember our family members who bravely served in the armed forces.  If your family came from Greenock and your ancestors fought in either World War 1 or World War 2, then you may be interested in these resources produced by Inverclyde Council, Libraries Department.  Greenock War Dead WW1 is a downloadable resource which gives a list of names and the regiments they belonged to.

Greenock War Dead WW2 is also a downloadable resource which lists the men and women of this area who died as a result of World War 2 (1939-1945).  Their regiments and date of death are also listed.  Members of the Merchant Navy who lost their lives are also listed along with the name of the ship of which they served.  There is also a list of members of Greenock Civil Defence Service and civilians who lost their lives during the war.  Their addresses are also given.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."


  1. What a fabulous resource to have available - and an appropriate moment to help publicise it, Liz.

  2. I think it is wonderful that you have these historical resources right at your finger tips. My daddy served in France in WWI so I have a special feeling for these men who gave so much. They are all gone now and soon WWII vets will be gone. My post today was in memory of my daddy. IT is so sad to think of all the lives that were lost and damaged in these wars.


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