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St Andrews Eastern Cemetery

An extension to the cemetery around St. Andrews Cathedral, the Eastern Cemetery overlooks the East Sands and St. Andrews Harbour, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) east of the town centre. The first burials took place in 1823. Notable interments include Colonel Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken (1826-87) who was awarded the Victoria Cross for service in India, naturalist and flight pioneer Prof. James Bell Pettigrew (1834 - 1908), the architect Reginald Fairlie (1883 - 1952), together with his father James Ogilvy Reginald Fairlie (1848 - 1916), who was appointed a Chamberlain to Pope Benedict XV, and the artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912 - 2004). The cemetery contains a small number of Commonwealth War Graves.

There is also an ancient well-house located here.


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