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EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Edinburgh
Identified Casualties:
284
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-3.15133
Latitude:
55.97033

Historical Information

During the First World War, Edinburgh was headquarters to the 4th,5th,6th and 9th Battalions of the Royal Scots, with the 7th Battalion at Leith. The 2nd Scottish General Hospital (1,000 beds) occupied Craigleith Poorhouse, the Edinburgh War Hospital (2,600 beds) was in the Asylum buildings at Bangour and the Leith War Hospital (585 beds) in the infirmary at Leith. The port of Leith was used by hospital ships from north Russia and about 4,500 officers and men passed through it.

Second World War military hospitals were in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Bangour. The city was also Scottish Command Headquarters.

EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY contains 185 First World War burials, some of them in the military plot in Section B, others in the admiralty plot in Section M (marked by a screen wall bearing the names of those buried there or unmarked in other parts of the cemetery), the rest scattered. There are also 104 Second World War burials in the cemetery, most of them forming a plot in Section P, five of these are unidentified seamen.

There are also two war graves of other nationalities and three non-war service burials.

EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CREMATORIUM stands within the cemetery and 21 servicemen and women of the Second World War whose remains were cremated there are commemorated on a screen wall opposite the war graves plot in Section P.