This is the Broomhill War Memorial commemorating those from the area who died in World War I.
It is situated at the corner of Drumfrochar Road, Cornhaddock Street and Broomhill Street.
It was unveiled by Greenock's Provost Thomas Mitchell on 16 April 1920.
There are many names on the Memorial from many different regiments. A full list of names can be found at Inverclyde's Great War. At that site you can click on the individual names and find out more about the person.
The site has information about all the War Memorials in the area and if you are researching family from Greenock and surrounding places, this site is well worth a visit. It is run by the McLean Museum and Inverclyde Council and also provides an invaluable collection of resources about World War I and the local people who gave their lives.
...hopefully one day we will build peace memorials.ReplyDelete
That is certainly a lovely memorial and very fitting for today in Australia as it's Anzac Day, the day we remember the fallen in the Wars.ReplyDelete
Never noticed that one before. Presumably named Broomhill after bushes that used to grow there perhaps?ReplyDelete
I would imagine that's the reason - lots of broom before the houses got built there.Delete