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.
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
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