Old Photograph Covesea Beach Lossiemouth Scotland

Old photograph of people on Covesea Beach by Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland. The first harbour for fishing boats at Lossiemouth was started in 1699 by a German engineer, Peter Brauss, at the mouth of the river Lossie near to where the East and West piers stand today.

Alexander Edwards was born on 4 November 1885 in Stotfield, Lossiemouth. He was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the son of a fisherman and became a cooper working in the herring fishery. He served with the 1/6th Morayshire Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders, 51st Highland Division and joined the battalion at Elgin in July 1914. Edwards demonstrated tremendous bravery and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge during the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. On the 21 March 1918 the Germans began the ferocious Kaiserschlacht spring offensive and on 24 March, Edwards was killed and missing in action at Bapaume Wood, east of Arras, France.

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