THE PORT GLASGOW EXPRESS : WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1921
Toll Boys' War Memorial
INTERESTING CEREMONY ON SATURDAY
AN EAST-END TRIBUTE
An interesting event will take place at the corner of Caledonia Street on the
Glasgow Road on Saturday of this week, when the fine new war memorial for the
Toll Boys who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War will be unveiled. The
memorial takes the form of a bronze tablet three feet by two, which will have a
granite base of three inches.
For some time past the committee in charge of the memorial have been busily engaged raising the wherewithal to meet the cost of the tribute to the memory of the fallen, and their efforts have met with much success.
Mr W. Ramsay, representing the Montgomerie Street people, will preside on Saturday, and the unveiling ceremony will be performed by Mr J. Lewis, one of the Toll Boys who lost his two legs in the war. The Rev. Herbert Reid will perform the dedication ceremony, and the Port-Glasgow and District Pipe Band will play The Flowers of the Forest, while the Last Post will be sounded by two buglers.
A general invitation is extended to the public, and the old Toll Boys who served in the War are particularly requested to be present. The names of the twenty-nine who fell in the war will be published on Friday, along with a poetical tribute by Mr Wm. McLachlan.