Barrhead War Memorial
WM name reference IWM44698
Cowan Park facing Darnley Road Barrhead Renfrew Strathclyde G78 1SS
Celtic style wheel cross on square plinth and three stepped base. The WW1 names are on all 4 sides of the plinth. For WW2 there is a low screen wall behind, terminating in 2 pillars on which the names are inscribed. The WW2 dedication is in the centre of this low wall. This was amended in November 2008 to include a post 1945 dedication, and 3 names- 2 died in the August 1974 Guildford pub bombings, and the third in a road accident while on duty in Northern Ireland in August 1979. At the same time the pillars each had '1939-1945' added to them.
WW1 memorial: 6 O'clock: IN MEMORIAM/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) 9 O'clock: (NAMES) 12 O'clock: (NAMES) 3 O'clock: (NAMES) Screen Wall- THE CITIZENS OF BARRHEAD/ RECORD WITH PRIDE AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/FALLEN IN OTHER CONFLICTS SINCE 1945/[names] [WW2 names are on pillars terminating each end of the screen wall
|Surname||First Name||Date of Death||Name of Memorial(s)|
|Forsyth||William||4-10-1974||Barrhead War Memorial||View|
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- Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
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