As a key port on the west coast of Scotland, Ayr was accustomed to trade with North and South America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The First World War brought soldiers from across the Atlantic as well. During the First World War the Newfoundland Regiment established their depot in Ayr, and today you will find headstones which bear the Caribou badge of the Newfoundland Regiment in this cemetery. The majority of the First World War burials are dotted around the cemetery, while the Second World War graves are in several special groups. A War Cross can be found in the Old Ground, near the main entrance.