Barrhead War Memorial

WM name reference IWM44698

Current Location:

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.


Northern Ireland


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

Further information:

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If you have information on a specific memorial please send it on to the Historical Committee. The Memorial information required is:

  • Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
  • The country, nearest town/city or other details of location.
  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
  • For bigger sites a copy of any advertising information or leaflets would be useful.

Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton

As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.