Remembering those who fought in the Great War.


Gourock started off as small fishing village and developed into a holiday resort - busy during the Summer months with day trippers and holidaymakers. This was the result of the railway arriving and the steamers using the pier. The biggest change was the arrival of 700 workers transferred to Greenock to work in the nearby Torpedo Factory in 1910. The need for housing was immense and caused great issues. Gourock took a lot of these workers and they were soon assimilated into the local society. Many indeed joined the local Territorials. The 'Woolwichers' as they were known had quite a profound effect on the local towns and villages. The evidence of their arrival is still present in the many English surnames to be found in the area.

Service men and women born in Gourock