It would be easy to overlook this memorial plaque on the wall of a tenement building in Robert Street, Port Glasgow. It commemorates local men who died in World War I - Port Glasgow's Toll Boys, so called because there used to be a toll house in the area.
The following are the names on the memorial:-
Royal Garrison Artillery
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
N Collins, P Couper, S Gilmour, R Graham, S Kane, J Love, J McGhie, J McKay, D Mooney, A Orr,
1st Royal Dragoons
J Duffy, S Gourley, S Mitchell
A Logan, J Kincaid, A McKay, G Potter
Highland Light Infantry
Royal Field Artillery
J Sheilds, W Tanner
G Simpson, D Wilson
Durham Light Infantry
who fell in the Great War
"Their name liveth for evermore"
Where to look for more information
If you have a relative from this area who may have died in the Great War, then Inverclyde Council on the Family History section of their website have a section in Intimations called Soldiers and Sailors of Inverclyde 1914 - 1918 which lists all the death notices of servicemen which appeared in the local newspaper. It gives lots of details of date of death, regiment, family etc. The McLean Museum also have a site called Inverclyde's Great War - again this has lots of information both about local people and the war itself - a fabulous resource. There's another list of local men named on War Memorials here.
We have some really fabulous resources here in Inverclyde.