Grangemouth’s brave WW1 volunteers

Brave men from Grangemouth Boatyard queue up to join the forces for war in 1914
Brave men from Grangemouth Boatyard queue up to join the forces for war in 1914

During World War One more than 2000 brave men from the town of Grangemouth joined up to go to war – 361 did not return to their homes.

John Deans of the Grangemouth Heritage Trust sent in this picture of men queueing up to serve their country and is appealing for anyone with any information to contact the trust on (01324) 666603.

John said: “This photograph shows men from the Grangemouth Boatyard joining up in 1914. The recruiting officer is an Argyll and Sutherland Highlander and, of the 317 men who joined the regiment, 45 were killed in action.

“There were 2280 Grangemouth men who joined the forces and 361 did not survive. The photo shows the name of the street as Dalgreen Road. Any information on the photograph would be very welcome at the Heritage Trust.”