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Montrose cemetery reveals secrets

23 February 2011

Most of the casualties buried at Sleepyhillock Cemetery served in the air forces, both British and Commonwealth, but army and naval casualties are also buried there. 39 of the graves date from the First World War, with 93 from the Second World War. 

Montrose played an important part in guarding Britain's shores during the First and Second World Wars and its strategic importance was identified at an early stage by the War Office, which established the UK's first operational air station on the outskirts of Montrose in 1913.