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Roxy



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Lossiemouth Burial Ground Reply with quote

This burial ground is situated just outside Lossiemouth on the road to Lhanbryde.

Cemetery: LOSSIEMOUTH BURIAL GROUND
Country: United Kingdom
Locality: unspecified
Location Information: Lossiemouth is a seaport town and coastguard station on the Moray Firth, some five miles due north of Elgin. The burial ground lies between the railway station and Spynie Canal, about a mile and a quarter from the railway station, and it contains war graves of both world wars.
Historical Information: There was a Royal Air Force Station at Lossiemouth and when war broke out in 1939 there was already an Air Force plot in the burial ground. This was used for the majority of the service war burials, and only 23 are elsewhere in the cemetery. This plot lies to the right of the main entrance; the Cross of Sacrifice stands at the summit of a slope facing the graves. There are 11 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here. There are a further 101 of the 1939-45 war, 6 of which are unidentified seamen of the Merchant Navy. Inevitably there are a small number of pre-war Air Force graves among the war graves, and three men of the Royal Navy and one belonging to the Royal Canadian Navy who died after the war have also been buried here. There are a total of 7 non-war Service burials here and 9 Foreign National war burials here.
No. of Identified Casualties: 122
This figure includes Foreign and Non-World War graves in CWGC care




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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The photo's will have to wait - they are taking a while to upload.

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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



2 Gravestones/memorials side by side. One to the Farqhuar family; the other to the Souter family. Both have the regimental crest of the Seaforth Highlanders. The gravestones are not easy to read - not in today's rain anyway. I will decipher later.

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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I'm not yet sure whether David was a 'war' casualty; but, as far as I am concerned, he deserves a place here.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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