ROYAL MARINES IN MALTA 1798 - 1979

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Frederick Charles IMPEY, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, PLY/7898, Ply. Bn. RND, died 13th July 1915, aged 36 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Leonard Stanley INGRAM, bachelor, aged 23 years, Musician, Royal Marines, HMS Glory, the son of Edward John Ingram, married 2nd June 1952 to, Joy Naomi HOLDEN, spinster, aged 19 years, the daughter of James Thomas Holden

T.D. IRVING, Marine, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar when it came under enemy attack and was damaged

Bridget JACKSON. Aged 34 years, the wife of Thomas  Jackson, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 9th November 1901

Peter Barry Ronald JACKSON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Sergeant, 40 Commando Royal Marines, St. Patrick’s Barracks, the son of Squadron Leader Joseph Ronald Jackson, RAF, married 7th February 1953, to Dorothy GILBERT, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, the daughter of Arthur Leonard Gilbert

William JACKSON, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, single, aged 20 years, born in Clerkenwell, London, of HMS Renown in 1901

William JAGGAR, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Pandora, died 5th April 1902, aged 20 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Robert John JAMES, aged 31 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, married 1st December 1902 to, Jessie Hunter ROBERTSON, aged 26 years, spinster, Teacher of Music, the daughter of James Gordon Robertson

Richard JEFFERY, Gunner, Marine Artillery, HMS Magicienne, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Jacob JEFFRIES, Private, HMS Chanticleer, buried 24th September 1825

Thomas Patrick JEMMETT, Musician, RMB/X73, died 26th January 1942, aged 29 years. A member of HMS Penelope’s Band. The son of James Henry and Anne Tobin Jemmett, of Selby, Yorkshire. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

Frank JENKINS, aged 24 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS St.Angelo, the son of William Wood Jenkins deceased, married 1st July 1939 to, Irene May STONEHAM, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter John Stoneham

Amos JEPSON, Private, Deal 3152 (S), FID. Medical Unit. RND, died 21st July 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

A.A. JESSON, Royal Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester. His ship was part of an escort to a Malta Convoy when it came under attack from German Ju-87 dive bombers based in Sicily, and sustained some damage

Ernest JOHANSSON, Corporal, 4 Company, HMS Fylgic. Born 13th August 1899. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

G.J. JOHNSON, Marine, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar when it came under enemy attack and was damaged

Alan JONES, aged 23 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Phoenicia, the son of Albert Jones deceased, married 9th November 1957 to, Patricia May HUTCHINSON, aged 21 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of John Gladstone Hutchinson deceased

Christopher JONES, bachelor, Private, Royal Marines, the son of George Jones, married 14th January 1909 to, Anne Jane BATES, spinster, the daughter of Robert Charles Bates

H. JONES, Corporal, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily and severley damaged and sunk the next day

24th March 1838, John JONES, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Asia, sentenced by Criminal Court to five years hard labour. Lords of Admiralty confirmed a discharge, which means the whole of his service to his country was forfeited

John JONES, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Temeraire, died on board his ship 12th August 1881. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Richard JONES, Marine, HMS Triumph, died 6th May 1803, of phthsis, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

Robert JONES, died 15th July 1959, the son of Corporal Jones. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Barry Noel KAY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, St.Andrews Barracks, the son of Bertram Kay, married 6th December 1952, to Lottie Veronica WOOTTON, aged 31 years, spinster, Staff Nurse, the daughter of William Wootton

Keith Ian Robin KEATING, aged 19 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of Thomas Henry Keating, married 3rd December 1977 to, Kim STAGG, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Warrant Officer Alan Stanley Stagg, RAF. The wedding took place at St. Christopher’s Church, Luqa RAF Station

Thomas KEATS, Private, Marine Batt., died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Private Walter Henry KELLEY, Royal Marines, HMS Empress of India, aged 21 years, committed suicide January 1898, by shooting himself with a pistol whilst lying on his bed. He left a short note “Now for a long sleep. Walter Henry Kelley, Empress of India

Lawrence KELSALL, aged 22 years, bachelor, Lance-Corporal, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, married 4th September 1919 to, Carmen CASSAR, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Rafaele Cassar

Sydney KEMP, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Triumph, died 15th March 1911, aged 21 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Francis C. KENDLE, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Artillery, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Canopus in 1903

Cyril William KENDRICK, baptised December 1916, the son of William Albert and Emma Alice Kendrick, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry

William Albert KENDRICK, aged 35 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, the son of Robert Kendrick, married 19th September 1915 to, Emma Alice WHITEING, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry William Whiteing

Arthur KENT, aged 23 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, 40 Commando, St. Andrew’s Barracks, the son of William Herbert Kent, married 28th February 1953, to Winifred FIRTH, aged 17 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Firth

W. KERR, Marine, died 16th June 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Hermione. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Vigorous’, when it was sunk by the German U-Boat U-205, south of Crete with the loss of 82 men

Married 24th January 1887, Augustus Wesley KIMBER, aged 25 years, bachelor, Gunner, R.M.A., HMS Thunderer, the son of Robert Kimber, to Mary AGIUS, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Paolo Agius

Thomas KIMBER, Sergeant, Royal Marines, HMS Anson, died 11th December 1802, of fever, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

Courtenay Arthur Harcourt KITCHIN, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Concord, the son of Frederic Harcourt Kitchin, married 25th May 1922 to, Helen Dorothy THOMPSON, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of John Walter Spencer Thompson deceased

Sidney John KNIGHT, Royal Marine, Musician, HMS Sussex, died 31st December 1932, aged 31 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William Thomas LACEY, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, CH/17226, HMS Hussar, died 6th August 1914, aged 19 years 11 months. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

George P. LAISHLEY, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Formidable, died 2nd September 1905. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Frederick B. LAKE, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 12th August 1904, aged 22 years, at Limmasol on the island of Cyprus. Remembered on the headstone of Marine W.W. Heath in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Samuel LAMBERT, Private, HMS Benbow, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, buried 20th September 1840

Francis G. LANE-POOLE, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Artillery, serving on board HMS Implacable, in 1903

G. LAVIS, Sergeant, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Benjamin LAWRENCE, PLY/13379, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Caesar, died 12th October 1918, aged 32 years, at the Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi. His mother, Mrs Ann Lawrence lived at Littewood Lodge, West Derby, Nr. Liverpool. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William LAWRENCE, Private, Marine, HMS Spartiate, buried 14th December 1828

John LAWTON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Thunderer, the son of John Lawton, married 12th July 1886 to, Giuseppa COUSINS, aged 29 years, widow, the daughter of George MICALLEF

Anne Doreen LEAMAN, the daughter of Bert Stanley James and Doreen Hadcrots Leaman, 250 Fleur de Lys Road, Birchicara, Royal Marine, born 9th September 1940

Bert Stanley James LEAMAN, aged 23 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS St.Angelo, the son of James Bertie Leaman, married 27th September 1939 to, Doreen Hadcroft LONGYEAR, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Victor George Henry Longyear

W.G. LEE, Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily and severley damaged and sunk the next day

George Stanley LEIGHTON, aged 25 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, St.Andrew’s Barracks, the son of William Leighton, married 26th December 1953 to, Constance Rosalie Carol GARDNER, aged 31 years, spinster, QARANC, David Bruce Military Hospital, Imtarfa, the daughter of William Gardner deceased. The marriage took place at St.Oswald’s Military Church, Imtarfa

Married 26th December 1906, Seymour Granger LESLIE, aged 25 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Artillery, HMS London, the son of Francis Leslie, Colonel, Royal Engineers, to Ester Blanche HARRAWAY, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of James Harraway, Colonel, Indian Service Corps

A.R. LEWIS, Royal Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester. His ship was part of an escort to a Malta Convoy when it came under attack from German Ju-87 dive bombers based in Sicily, and sustained some damage

R.J. LEWIS, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Isabella LILLICRAP, nee Robertson, born in Malta about 1822. In 1851 living in Gillingham, Kent, with her husband Captain Walter Lillicrap, Royal Marines

Walter Welsford LILLICRAP, bachelor, from Bideford, Devon, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Ganges, the son of Chaplain Lillicrap Royal Navy, married 26th April 1841 to, Isabella Scott ROBERTSON, spinster, minor, with parent’s consent, the eldest daughter of William Robertson, Chief Magistrate, Judicial Police Malta

James William Adams Elliot LILLICRAP, born Saturday 12th February 1842, at Sa Maison, Floriana, the son of Lieutenant Walter Wilsford Lillicrap, Royal Marines, HMS Howe, and Isabella Scott his wife

Ernest Frederick LINDSELL, Captain, Royal Marines, retired, died 20th

January 1933, aged 62 years. He was born 21st May 1870 in London, and joined the Corps in the ranks. On 13th May 1915 he was appointed temporary Lieutenant, and served in the Dardanelles until 2nd November 1915 as Quartermaster and Transport Officer. From 23rd June 1916 until 6th September 1918 he was stationed with a RM Brigade at Blandford being promoted Temporary Captain on 14th September 1917. From 18th October 1918 until 21st May 1919 he served with the North Foreland Batteries, and was placed on the retired list on 7th July 1919. He left a widow. He is buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta

Arthur G. LITTLE, Captain, appointed to command the Royal Marines on board HMS Canopus, 25th February 1902

Charles LITTLEWOOD, QMS Instructor of Musketry, died at St. Paul’s Bay on Sunday 9th April 1905. At the time of his death his family was living with Corporal and Mrs. Gordon at St. Paul’s Bay as their home at Ghain Tuffieha was not ready. At about 9.30 pm he said ‘goodnight’ to Corporal Gordon and his wife, but shortly afterwards Mrs. Littlewood called Mrs. Gordon saying her husband was feeling ill. Medical aid was called but he expired at around 1.30 a.m. on the Monday morning. He left a widow and child. His funeral took place at Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery on Tuesday 11th April

Arthur Edward LOVELL, aged 25 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Revenge, the son of George Edward Lovell, married 15th June 1929 to, Doris Marjorie WOODMORE, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Frank Woodmore

F.C. LOVETT, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Howard W. Selby LOWNDES, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, single, aged 21 years, born in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

Edwin LUFF, Sergeant-Major, appointed to supervise the Marine Clothing Depot at Malta, 16th August 1901

Frederick W. LUMSDEN, Captain, appointed to command the Royal Marines Artillery on board HMS Formidable, 10th October 1901

K.A.R. LUNNON, Marine, died 11th August 1942, on board the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle. His ship was about 500 miles off Malta when it was hit by four torpedoes fired by the German U-Boat U-73. All damaged the port side and the ship quickly turned over onto her side and sank within eight minutes, but thankfully over 900 of the crew were saved

William George LUSCOMBE, aged 30 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Rupert, the son of Samuel Luscombe, married 2nd March 1880, to Margaret PERHAM, aged 36 years, widow, the daughter of William CROCKER

Nel. McAULEY, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Prince of Wales, died 28th March 1905, aged 39 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William John McCABE, PLY/15918, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Foresight, died 29th March 1919, aged 25 years. The son of the late James and Lena McCabe, of Belfast. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

G. McCHEYNE, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

Thomas McDONALD, Private, CH/X14760, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Chatham Bn. RND., died at the Military Hospital, Valletta, Tuesday, 15th June 1915, aged 25 years. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Michael McEWAN, Private, HMS Bellerophon, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 31st March 1839

Daniel McGINNIGILL, Private, HMS Ganges, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

A. McGUFFOG, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

John M'HUGH, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Arethusa. Court Martialed 20th June 1868, found Guilty and sentenced to 48 lashes, six months imprisonment with hard labour, and be dismissed the service

Ian McKENNA, aged 19 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, St.Andrew’s Barracks, the son of Alexander McKenna, married 17th August 1974 to, Kathleen Elizabeth GODMAN, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Flight Sergeant Lawrence Godman

James McKERBURY, Private, HMS Powerful, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Jacqueline McKINNELL, born in Imtarfa 15th October 1958, died 11th December 1958, the daughter of Corporal and Mrs. John D. McKinnell, 40 Commando, R.M. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

James Congleton McLELLAN, bachelor, aged 20 years, Royal Marine, R.M.Training Centre, Ghain Tuffieha, the son of James Congleton McLellan, married 4th September 1948 to, Annie Lillian OSMOND, spinster, aged 19 years, the daughter of Herbert Osmond

Francis Henry Fremoult Reader McMEEKAN, born 8th July 1864, the son of Emily Layton and Arthur Charles Joshua McMeekan, Captain, Royal Marines

Charles Ross McPHERSON, born in Aberdeen, enlisted at Chatham, 26th August 1861, aged 26 years. He was promoted throughout his military career and was a Warrant Officer in 1881

Thomas M'SWEENEY, Private, Royal Marines. Found Guilty of killing Corporal James T.Allen, Royal Marines, and hanged 8th June 1837. His grave is in St.Lawrence’s Churchyard, Vittoriosa

Richard MAGEE, born in St.Johns, New Brunwick, enlisted at Plymouth, 26th August 1864, aged 24 years. He had been Schoolmaster on board HMS Indus, which he left to join the Marines

Michael MANAHAN, Royal Marine, HMS Caradoc, found drowned near Senglea Marina, 11th January 1858. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

A.G.E. MANISTRY, Lieutenant, RM, died 10th January 1941, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious. Whilst on convoy protection duty the ship came under attack from German Ju-87 and Ju-88 aircraft, and was hit six times in a ten minute period. Extensively damaged and still on fire the crippled ship managed to get into Grand Harbour and dock at the Parlatorio Wharf. More than 210 members of the crew were killed or wounded

Royston Peter MANSFIELD, aged 21 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, married 2nd November 1957 to, Beatrice Elsie BLAND, aged 24 years, spinster, QARANC, Military Hospital Imtarfa, the daughter of John Henry Bland deceased. The wedding took place at St.Oswald's Church, Imtarfa

Christopher John MARKWELL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of John James Markwell, married 3rd December 1971 to, Sally Elizabeth Helen ORR, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Peter Orr. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrew’s Barracks, Pembroke

Born 30th December 1892, Frederick Cecil MARSH, the son of George and Emily Marsh, Gunner, Royal Marines Artillery

Thomas E. L. MARSH, A/Lieutenant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Russell. His ship was sunk by mines laid by a German submarine about three miles off Malta, on the 27th April 1916. He was picked up from the sea and taken to Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi, but died from shock and poisoning from the mine explosion, aged 19 years. He was born in Gibraltar in 1896. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

James Robert MASON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Band Sergeant, Royal Marines, HMS Phoenicia, the son of James Robert Mason, married 13th February 1954 to, Alice CHAMBERLAIN, aged 25 years, spinster, Supervisor V.A.D., R.N., Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, the daughter of Alfred Chamberlain deceased. The Marriage was conducted by the Reverend John Geikie Falconer, Chaplain, R.N. and took place at St.Luke’s Chapel, Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

Ralph MATTHEWS, enlisted in the Royal Marines Artillery at Deal, 6th February 1911, aged 17 years 3 months. The son of George Matthews, of Vale Farm, Sturry, near Canterbury.

Laura Mary Grace Katherine MAWBEY, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Major-General Henry Wray Mawbey, Royal Marine Artillery, retired, married 29th December 1896 to, William Frederick BLUNT, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, R.N., HMS Dragon, the son of Frederick William Blunt

Charles L. MAYHEW, Captain appointed to command the Royal Marines on HMS Bacchante, 25th November 1902

Rupert Paul Farquhar MEADOWS, born 12th May 1957, the son of Richard Francis Gerard and Ann Mawdsley Meadows, Captain, Royal Marines

E.W. MEDCALFE, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Harry Edwin MEFFEN, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry. An officer’s batman on board HMS Duncan, he shot himself during the late evening of Friday 2nd July 1909. He left a letter giving the reason for his actions. He was born in Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 26th April 1885, and enlisted 23rd September 1902. After basic training he was assigned to ‘B’ company in Chatham Division. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery. His grave remained unmarked until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields, Malta, supplied one

Jane MEHEUX, died 8th November 1855, aged 15 years 8 months, the second daughter of Major Meheux, late Royal Marines

S. MERRICK, serving in the Royal Marines in July 1913. Married to Mrs. F.F. Merrick

John MIFFLING, aged 29 years, Private, HMS Spartiate, buried 7th October 1829

N.L.W. MILLAR, Captain, Royal Marines, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

John MILLER, Sergeant, Royal Marines, HMS Expedition, died 4th August 1802, of fever, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

William MILLER, Major, Royal Marine Artillery, died early Sunday morning

14th October 1883, aged 37 years. Born in Plymouth, the son of Jane and Dr. Thomas Miller, he joined the Royal Marine Artillery on 1st January 1864, was promoted Lieutenant 3rd August 1867, and Captain 3rd May 1876. He retired on full pay as a Major on 21st July 1879, and took up residence in Malta where he became the Secretary and Manager of the Malta Union Club in Valletta. He was a Freemason, a member of the St.John & St.Paul Lodge. He left a widow Frances Eliza Miller, nee Sawyer. Buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery. His gravestone was cleaned in 2003 by ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta and is now legible again

Frank Andrew MILLIKEN, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Shropshire, the son of James Milliken, retired Royal Marine, married 25th February 1931 to, Elizabeth Lilian Melvill COODE, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of John Melvill Coode, retired

Herbert George MILLS, CH/14270, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Europa, died 29th November 1918, at Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi. His wife lived at 65 Column Street, Chatham, Kent. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Michael MILLS, Marine, HMS Melville, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 28th January 1831

William Alexander MILNER, bachelor, aged 20 years, Sergeant, 40 Commando Royal Marines, Imtarfa Barracks, the son of Joseph Milner, married 18th September 1948 to, Mary HAKESLEY, spinster, aged 21 years, Royal Naval Nursing Member V.A.D., the daughter of Joseph Hakesley

Harry MITSLEY, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, married, aged 23 years, in 1881 serving on HMS Hibernia

R.S.A. MITTENS, Royal Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

Reuben MOGG, Royal Marine, HMS Hercules. He was found in the ditch below the Valletta Bastions, and is thought to have fallen whilst intoxicated during the Christmas festivities. Died 29th December 1869. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Married 24th February 1962, John Edward MONK, Royal Marines, to Mary Carmen FALZON

Lewis MOORE, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery. Born 15th February 1872 in Lyme Regis, Dorset, the son of Amelia Moore. Enlisted 15th May 1890 in London, where he had moved with his mother to live in Hampstead. Served on HMS Blake, HMS Resolution, HMS Nile, and was on HMS Vengeance when he died 5th April 1903. His brother Arthur Moore had emigrated to Australia and was living in North Queensland in 1902. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery. No headstone marked his grave until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied one

Frederick MORRIS, Royal Marines Light Infantry. Court Martialed June 1891 and found Guilty of deserting his post whilst on guard at R.N. Hospital Bighi, sentenced to nine months imprisonment and to be dismissed the service

Joseph MOSTON, Sergeant, Royal Marines, attached to the steam vessel Phoenix, the week before she was paid off, 2nd December 1842, he received a silver medal and a gratuity for good conduct

Edward Joseph MULLARD, Marine, PO/X1286, died 30th April 1941, aged 24 years. The son of Robert and Agnes Emily Mullard of Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. He was killed while serving at Fort St.Angelo. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

R. MULLINEUX, Corporal, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

W.E. MURCH, Sergeant, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Keneth Lisle MURRAY, attested in Birmingham, 2nd March 1916, aged 35 years. An Architect with Staffordshire County Council, from Weeping Cross, Stafford, where he lived with his wife Grace. Left the Marines in February 1918

Henry John MURTON, Brevet Major, Royal Marines, of HMS Asia, Court Martial 15th May 1837 but acquitted of all charges

Arthur Sydney MUSSELWHITE, Colour-Sergeant, PLY/6793, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Exmouth. Died suddenly on board ship on Saturday morning 9th October 1915, aged 40 years His funeral service was conducted by the Reverend Ross, Chaplain on HMS Exmouth. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Walter Rex MUXWORTHY, aged 24 years, bachelor, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Queen Elizabeth, the son of William Henry Muxworthy, married 19th November 1930 to, Vera Ernestine COLLINGWOOD, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of George Collingwood

Sydney NADIN, aged 21 years, bachelor, Marine, 45 Commando R.M., Ghain Tuffieha, the son of Sidney Vincent Nadin, married 30th August 1955 to, Dorothy Ada LEE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of John William Lee

George William Patrick NASON, Sergeant, RM, HMS Egmont. Attempted to rescue Marine Yalden off Ricasoli Rifle Ranges on 26th December 1932, but the sea was too rough and he also drowned. His body was recovered two days later. He was aged 35 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John NOBLE, Captain, appointed to command the Royal Marines on HMS Caesar, 24th December 1900

Catherine NOLAN, died 5th May 1954, the daughter of Corporal Nolan, CH/X4807, Royal Marines. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Michael NOLAN, died 5th May 1954, the son of Corporal Nolan, CH/X 4807, Royal Marines. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Ezra Harry NORMAN, aged 31 years, bachelor, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Exmouth, the son of Harry Norman, married 2nd June 1910 to, Jennie Irene HALL, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles John Hall

Eric James Banks NOYES, aged 30 years, bachelor, Captain, Royal Marines, the son of Henry Edward Noyes, Clerk in Holy Orders, married 24th June 1924 to, Evelyn May COLVILE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Gerald Henry Colvile, Clerk in Holy Orders

J. NUTTALL, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Patrick C. O’HANLON, Sergeant, CH/X4620, 45 Commando R.M., died 7th December 1952, aged 26 years. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

M.M. O’LEARY, Royal Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester. His ship was part of an escort to a Malta Convoy when it came under attack from German Ju-87 dive bombers based in Sicily, and sustained some damage

William O'ROURKE, bachelor, aged 25 years, Sergeant, Royal Marines, St.Patricks Barracks, the son of Francis O’Rourke, married 6th April 1953 to, Eileen Patricia HESTER, spinster, aged 18 years, the daughter of Albert Edward Hester

Herbert Alfred OFFORD, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Edgar. After three days serious illness while on passage from Port Said to Malta he died on 7th May 1910, aged 35 years. He was born in Kensal Green, London, on 8th September 1874, and enlisted on 8th September 1892. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery his grave remained unmarked until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied one

John R.H. OLDFIELD, born about 1860, Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Aged 21 years in 1881 serving on board HMS Agincourt. By 1901 he was a Major aged 41 years, serving on board HMS Majestic

Leslie John OLIPHANT, aged 20 years, bachelor, Marine, HMS Falcon, the son of Philip Dick deceased, married 24th October 1953 to, Maria Alys PETERS, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of George Herbert Peters

Robert D. ORMSBY, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Canpous in 1903

Herbert James ORR, No.15109, Chatham Division, Royal Marines Light Infantry. He was born on 22nd July 1888 in Tottenham, North London, and enlisted 10th August 1905. His father was Robert Arthur Orr, 3 Montague Road, Tottenham, North London. After basic training with ‘G’ Company, at Deal Depot, he joined ‘H’ Company, Chatham Division on 14th June 1906. Her served on HMS Aboukir from 6th November 1906 to 14th November 1906, and HMS Irresistible from 27th November 1906 until his death on 4th December 1907. He died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital from typhoid fever. He is buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Edward OSBORNE, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Leviathan, died 12th Ocober 1905, aged 36 years 10 months. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

 

M. Charles OVENDEN, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Vulcan. He died suddenly on board his ship 30th December 1904, aged 40 years. He left a widow and four children. An Inquest found he had died from inflammation of the kidneys. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Percival OWEN, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Formidable, in 1903

John OVERTON, Private, HMS Bellerophon, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 24th December 1838

W. PADE, Private, Marine Batt., died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Edward P.H. PARDOE, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Bulwark in 1903

Joan Audrey PARKER, spinster, aged 20 years, the daughter of James Robert Parker deceased, Royal Marine, married 2nd June 1951 to, Desmond WHITLEY, bachelor, aged 21 years, LREM, Royal Navy, Rinella W/T Station, the son of Elijah William Whitley

Michael William PARKS, born 29th May 1957, the son of William Alexander Fergusson and Kathleen Mary Parks, Royal Marine

George L. PARRY, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Hibernia, in 1903

A. PARSONS, Marine, died 11th August 1942, on board the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle. His ship was about 500 miles off Malta when it was hit by four torpedoes fired by the German U-Boat U-73. All damaged the port side and the ship quickly turned over onto her side and sank within eight minutes, but thankfully over 900 of the crew were saved

G.W. PARTRIDGE, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Richard Henry PASSMORE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, the son of Henry Phillip Passmore, married 15th August 1953 to, Margaret Rosemary MOY, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Ernest Ralph Cave Moy. This Marriage was solemnized at the Church of St.Michael, H.M.Dockyard.

Robert O. PATERSON, Captain, appointed to command the Royal Marines on board HMS Illustrious, 19th July 1901

H.Y. PATTEN, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

J. PATTERSON, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Thomas PATTERSON, Private, Royal Marines, on 5th January 1857, he was sentenced to one month in prison, for stealing 3 shillings and 6 pence from a companion

Pryce PEACOCK, Captain, Royal Marines Artillery, serving on board HMS Bulwark in 1903

Married 26th December 1891, Herbert John PEARSON, aged 27 years, bachelor, Sergeant Instructor, R.M.L.I., HMS Hibernia, the son of Harry Pearson, to Kate Elizabeth DOWLING, aged 20 years, spinster, of Alverstoke, Hampshire, the daughter of George Alfred Dowling

Hilda Ellen PEEL, aged 19 years, spinster, Nurse, the daughter of Private John Laws Peel, Royal Marine retired, married 12th August 1939 to, Arthur

Ernest ATKINS, aged 26 years, bachelor, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, the son of Charles Atkins

C. PENFOLD, Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily and severley damaged and sunk the next day

Alan Philip PERRIN, aged 21 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, the son of Charles Frederick Perrin, married 4th August 1952, to June Patricia FEENEY, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Peter Feeney

Cecil James PERRY, Marine, HMS Barham, died 24th October 1926, aged 26 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William PERRY, Private, Marine Batt., died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Lieutenant PHILLIPS, Royal Marines, HMS Inconstant. Died at Bighi Naval Hospital of dysentery, on 4th November 1841. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Francis William PHILLIPS, Private, CH.19751, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 27th April 1916, on board HMS Russell, when his ship was sunk by mines laid by a German submarine about three miles off Malta

R.C. PHIPPS, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

M.F. PINN, Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily and severley damaged and sunk the next day

Archibald F.C. POPE, Royal Marine, HMS Courageous. Accidentally killed on duty 20th January 1930, aged 22 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William POPE, Marine, HMS Anson, died 5th November 1802 from fever in General Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

Arthur Thomas PORTER, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Aboukir, died Tuesday morning 7th June 1910, aged 25 years, at the Royal Naval Hospital. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John (Thomas) PORTER, Royal Marine, HMS Queen. In December 1843 he was killed instantly when a strap broke and a heavy block flew up and struck him on the temple during Anchor Drill. He had served for twenty years. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

D.R.V. PREECE, Corporal, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

G. PRIESTLEY, Private, PO14346, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS lrresistible, died on board ship 18th March 1915

Gilbert. S. PRIESTNALL, Sergeant, PO/22683, RM, HMS St. Angelo, died 20th April 1941. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

E. F. PRITCHARD, Captain, Royal Marines, HMS Orlando died 3rd November 1864. While off Tunis the ship’s cutter with a party of officers and seamen on board capsized after being struck by a squall and all were drowned except for one seaman who managed to swim to the shore. A large memorial to the memory of the Officers, Seamen and Marines was erected at the entrance to the Upper Barracca Gardens in Valletta

Lucy Ethel Fitzgerald PRITCHARD, born 23rd January 1864, at the Victoria Hotel, the daughter of Lucy and Edward Fitzgerald Pritchard, Captain, Royal Marines

John PROSSER, Royal Marine, died 24th February 1853. He had been ashore on the night of 15th February and had a fight with Robert Dewhurst, a sailor of HMS Britannia. When taken to a police station he had a wound over his eye, but was returned to his ship. His condition grew worse and on 19th he went to the Naval Hospital where he died. Post Mortem examination showed a fracture and large quantity of coagulated blood on his brain. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

H.T. PUCKETT, Marine, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar when it came under enemy attack and was damaged

William Walter PULLEN, Sapper, Deal 18 (S) R.M. Div. Eng., HMS Somali. Died on active service 12th March 1915, aged 24 years. The son of Frederick Henry and Margaret Sarah Pullen, Avoca, 2 The Rise, Palmers Green, London. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas. R.W. PUXTY, Marine, CH/X5287, HQ 3rd Commando Brigade (SBS), died 15th July 1957, aged 27 years. When coming out of the sea in a wet suit he grabbed hold of a H.E. Cable and was electrocuted. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Frederick Leonard QUILTER, aged 26 years, bachelor, Marine, HMS Marlborough, the son of Frederick John Quilter, married 5th November 1923 to, Nellie Elizabeth TALLACK, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Tonkin Tallack

Augustine W. QUINN, PO/215839, Royal Marine, HMS Warspite, died 5th June 1929, aged 30 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

A.F. RABY, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

W.J. RAINDLE, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Herbert L. RAMSAY, CH/20471, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Caradoc, died 17th July 1920. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Gordon Henry RAMSEY, aged 24 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, the son of Edgar Harry Ramsey, married 14th February 1957 to, Jean Margaret BRIDGER, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Stanley Edward Bridger

Norman Leslie William RANDLE, Royal Marine, HMS Barham, died 27th August 1926, aged 21 years, from injuries sustained on board ship. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas RANDLES, Private, Deal/3106 (S), RND, died 18th January 1916. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Charles Edward RAPPE, Sergeant, Royal Marines, HMS Repulse, died 11th July 1938. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

B. RAY, Marine, died 11th August 1942, on board the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle. His ship was about 500 miles off Malta when it was hit by four torpedoes fired by the German U-Boat U-73. All damaged the port side and the ship quickly turned over onto her side and sank within eight minutes, but thankfully over 900 of the crew were saved

Alfred READ, aged 23 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS Hibernia, the son of William Read, married 2nd December 1880 to, Theresa AGIUS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Paolo Agius

W.C. REDMAN, Royal Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

Lionel Robson REED, aged 23 years, bachelor, Marine, the son of Joseph Reed deceased, married 15th November 1937 to, Dorothy COPPING, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert Laban Copping

R. REES, Marine, died 16th June 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Hermione. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Vigorous’, when it was sunk by the German U-Boat U-205, south of Crete with the loss of 82 men

L. REFFOLD, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

M. REGAN, Marine, died 11th August 1942, on board the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle. His ship was about 500 miles off Malta when it was hit by four torpedoes fired by the German U-Boat U-73. All damaged the port side and the ship quickly turned over onto her side and sank within eight minutes, but thankfully over 900 of the crew were saved

Cyrus H. REGNART, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Diana in 1903

Alan REID, aged 20 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of Victor Reid, married 22nd March 1975 to, Wendy FEARNLEY-HILL, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Harold Fearnley-Hill. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrews Barracks

John RICHARDS, Private, died of cholera, of the Cutter HMS Hind, buried 1st September 1837

Murray Laugharne RICHARDSON, Captain. Royal Marines, HMS St. Angelo. He was admitted to Imtarfa Hospital suffering from Poliomyelitis and died on Sunday 6th July 1947, aged 28 years. The son of Dorothy Allen and John Laugharne Richardson, of Ringmore, Devon. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John RICKARDS, Private, HMS Princess Charlotte, died 7th November 1837

Frederick William RIDDLE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, Ghain Tuffiefa, the son of Frederick Robert Riddle, married 26th November 1952, to Rose June FIELD, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of James Field

James RIDER, Private, HMS Belleisle, aged 29 years, buried 26th June 1840

David Herbert RIXON, R.M., of Poole, Dorset, the son of Jason Herbert and Hilda Jane Rixon, married 13th December 1958, to Rose-Marie Alice EMBERLEY, of Poole, Dorset, the daughter of William and Mary Emberley

Arthur ROBERTS, No.8093, Chatham Division, Royal Marines Light Infantry. He was born 24th September 1874, in Teddington, Middlesex, and enlisted on 10th July 1894. His wife Mary Roberts, lived at 104 Shacklegate Road, Teddington, Middlesex. He re-engaged on 24th March 1906. After basic training with ‘D’ Company at Walmer, he was transferred to ‘E’ Company Chatham Division on 14th May 1895. He served on HMS Pembroke from 27th March 1896 to 7th July 1896, HMS Apollo from 8th July 1896 to 25th August 1896, HMS Pembroke from 26th August 1896 to 25th March 1897, HMS Swallow  from 20th May 1897 to 7th December 1900, HMS Galatea from 29th January 1901 to 19th April 1902, HMS Amphitrite from 20th April 1902 to 11th August 1905, HMS Halcyon from 1st March 1906 to 17th March 1908, HMS Vindictive from 28th April 1908 to 18th October 1909, HMS Hawke from 19th October 1909 to 24th May 1910, HMS Lancaster from 31st May 1910 until his death on 9th July 1912. He is buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Henry ROBERTS, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, PLY/678 (S), Deal Bn. RND., died from his wounds, 10th June 1915, aged 26 years. The son of James and Sarah Roberts, The Lewsowes, Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

H.A. ROBINS, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

John ROGERS, Private, HMS Caledonia, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, buried 24th February 1837

Raymond Albert ROGERS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, St. Andrew’s Barracks, the son of Alfred Rogers, married 22nd April 1953, to Doreen Alice JONES, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Herbert Jones, Horse Trainer

Reginald Pelham ROGERS, aged 32 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of Alfred Thomas S. Rogers, married 19th April 1927 to, Margaret MACKAY, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of John Mackay

John Leslie ROSE, aged 22 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, the son of John Rose deceased, married 31st October 1953 to, Margaret Jean CRAWLEY, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William George Crawley

James Anderson ROSS, PLY/17990, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Caesar, died 14th October 1918. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John ROSS, Private, HMS Princess Charlotte, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 31st March 1838

Joseph G. ROSS, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Exmouth, died 29th January 1904, aged 36 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas ROSS, Private, HMS Vernon, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

Thomas ROSS, Private, HMS Mastiff,  buried 26th September 1825

Charles ROWE, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, single, aged 21 years, born in Yeovil, Somerset, on HMS Renown in 1901

H. Thomas F. ROWLAND, Private, CH.18298, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 27th April 1916, on board HMS Russell, when his ship was sunk by mines laid by a German submarine about three miles off Malta

L.M. ROWSELL, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

William J. ROYSE, Royal Marine, HMS Malaya, died 5th January 1939. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Albert RUDD, Private, PO/184580, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Portsmouth Bn. RND., died at St. Patrick’s Hospital on 14th December 1915, aged 17 years. The son of Edward and Elizabeth Rudd of Nosterfield, Gate House, Wath, Ripon, Yorkshire. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Lieutenant A.B. RUMBULOW PEARSE, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Ramillies, died 30th September 1897, on board his ship

F. RUSHWORTH, Private, PLY/X16994, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Deal Bn. RND, died 13th July 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

D.W. RYAN, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

January 1864, John RYAN, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Trafalgar, appeared in the Civil Court charged with stealing 4 dollars 10 shillings from Marine William Davis of HMS Magicienne. Found Guilty he was sentenced to 12 months Hard Labour

Victoria Alexandria ST.CLAIR-MORFORD, the wife of Captain A.C. St.Clair-Morford MC, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 21st July 1920. She was the daughter of Colonel Ivone and Mary Kirkpatrick, and is buried in Addolorata Cemetery, Paola

Richard Oliver SANDERSON, bachelor, aged 25 years, Royal Marine, R.M. Training Camp Ghain Tuffieha, the son of Leonard William Sanderson, married 13th May 1950 to, Kathleen STRONG, spinster, aged 32 years, CPO, WRNS, the daughter of Henry Strong deceased

William SARRACK, aged 37 years, Royal Marine, HMS Medina, found drowned alongside the Mole at Santa Teresa 17th April 1859. An Inquest heard that since he had some money and a bottle of rum in his pockets his death was assumed to be accidental. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Reginald Arthur Harry SAUNDERS, aged 30 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Arthur Saunders, married 13th August 1938 to, Eva Muriel GARRUD, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Augustus Henry Garrud

Charles Edward SAXTON, PLY/7942, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Ply. Bn. 2nd RMB, RND, died of his wounds, 30th December 1915, aged 36 years. The son of George and Edith Saxton, Rudgeway, Bristol. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Robert C. SCAFE, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Formidable, in 1903

H.K. SCOTT, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

T.H.G. SELDON, Marine, died 10th January 1941, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious. Whilst on convoy protection duty the ship came under attack from German Ju-87 and Ju-88 aircraft, and was hit six times in a ten minute period. Extensively damaged and still on fire the crippled ship managed to get into Grand Harbour and dock at the Parlatorio Wharf. More than 210 members of the crew were killed or wounded

A.H.W. SERGISON, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

H.E.F. SHACKLETON, Major, Royal Marines, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily and severley damaged and sunk the next day

W.T. SHACKLETON, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Patrick SHAW, died 24th August 1953, the son of Marine Shaw, HMS Falcon. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Robert Allan SHEPHERD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, Imtarfa Barracks, married 9th July 1949, to Juliet Maeve Isobel Primrose THORP, aged 23 years, spinster, British Overseas Airways Corporation, Receptionist, the daughter of Andrew Thorp

Charles SHEPPARD, Private, HMS Princess Charlotte, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 31st March 1839

Gordon Parish SHERBORNE, Sergeant, PLY/X1337, Royal Marines, HMS St.Angelo, died 21st October 1944, aged 25 years. The son of Dorothy May and Alfred Kinsmen Sherborne, and husband of Lily Violet Sherborne, of Hendon, Middlesex. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

C.A.E. SHOTTON, Marine, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar when it came under enemy attack and was damaged

H.G. SIMPKINS, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

J.W. SIMPSON, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

William Norman SIMPSON, Private, CH.19661, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 27th April 1916, on board HMS Russell, when his ship was sunk by mines laid by a German submarine about three miles off Malta

Henry SLAMAKER, Bombardier, HMS Triumph, died 29th April 1909, aged 31 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

K.J. SLARK, Royal Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

Albert Edgar SMITH, Private, PO/X1599, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Portsmouth Bn. RND., died 16th October 1915, aged 22 years. The son of Daniel Charles and Elizabeth Smith, of 50 Fairview Street, All Saints, Cheltenham. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Charles SMITH, Marine, HMS Revenge, died August 1929

Steven Clive SMITH, aged 19 years, bachelor, Marine, St.Andrew’s Barracks, the son of Thomas Arnold Smith, married 30th September 1972 to, Michele WYRES, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Maurice Wyres. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrew’s Barracks, Pembroke

Thomas Charles SMITH, Deal/1156 (S), RND. EMEF. Div. Eng., died of his wounds, 22nd August 1915, aged 28 years. The husband of Mrs L.M. Smith, 1 Prince Albert Villas, Sandown Road, Deal, Kent. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas SMITH, Private, HMS Pembroke, died 18th November 1837

 

W.H. SMITH, Private, HMS Hastings, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Daniel John SOAMES, PO/X4825, Marine, HMS Penelope, died 8th April 1942, aged 22 years. The son of William Daniel and Edna Doris Soames, of Brixton, London. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

J. SOMMERFORD, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

William Charles SPENCE, aged 35 years, bachelor, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Ceres, the son of Charles Henry Spence, married 16th October 1926 to, Daisy Maud PRICE, aged 33 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur William Price

Frank Luke SPENCER, Royal Marine, HMS Egmont, aged 36 years, died 29th June 1904. Born 6th May 1868 in Durson, Northamptonshire, he enlisted in the Corps 6th July 1887, then re-enlisted on 6th January 1898. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery. His grave remained unmarked until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied one

Thomas Langford STACEY, No.10264, Royal Marine Artillery. He was born in Paddington, London on 26th May 1884, and enlisted in the Corps 13th October 1902, in London. After basic training he was a Gunner from 11th July 1903, and joined HMS Implacable on  9th September 1904. He served on this ship until 9th July 1906. Whilst shore based he married on 31st August 1907. He was promoted to Bombardier on 20th May 1908. He was on board HMS Swiftsure from 17th July 1909 until his death on 14th January 1910. He is buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

George Michael STEER, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Reggio, the son of George John Steer, married 18th September 1953 to, Gloria Madeleine MONK, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Ronald Cecil Howe Monk

Thomas STEVENS, Private, HMS Asia, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, buried 14th January 1837

Frederick Abbott STEVENSON, bachelor, aged 28 years, Corporal, Royal Marines, HQ 3 Commando Brigade, St.Andrew’s Barracks, the son of Charles Eldon Arthur Stevenson, married 23rd May 1949 to, Ursula HAVEMANN, spinster, aged 21 years, the daughter of Adolph Christian Johann Havemann

Anthony STODDART, bachelor, aged 27 years, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Falcon, the son of Captain Stephen Arthur Stoddart, Royal Marines deceased, married 9th May 1953 to, Joan TAYLOR, spinster, aged 23 years, WRNS, HMS Falcon, the daughter of Edward William George Bencroft Taylor

John Cecil Thomas STONE, aged 19 years, bachelor, Musician, Royal Marines, HMS Phoenicia, the son of Cecil Thomas Stone, married 14th February 1953, to Maureen Kathleen Rose KNOTT, aged 19 years, spinster, Nurse, the daughter of William Arthur Knott, Master at Arms R.N.

A. STOREY, Royal Marine, 7428, HMS Newcastle, died 9th April 1949. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

T. STUBBINGTON, Marine, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar when it came under enemy attack and was damaged

Dennis George SUFFOLK, aged 25 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, the son of Albert Suffolk, married 4th August 1953, to Mavis Betty TIDESWELL, aged 24 years, spinster, Petty Officer Writer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Bertram Tideswell

H.E.G. SUMMERS, Colour-Sergeant, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

Terence William SWETNAM, the son of Dorothy Vera and Sydney Swetnam, Dodsworth House, Strada San Alberto, Royal Marine, HMS London, born 10th February 1935

Harry Lynch TALBOT, aged 42 years, bachelor, Major, Royal Marines Artillery, HMS Renown, the son of Robert Talbot deceased, married 7th January 1901 to, Daisie Ellida WORSLEY-ROBERTS, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Bertie Worsley-Roberts deceased

John Percy TANNER, Corporal, CH.14919, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 27th April 1916, on board HMS Russell, when his ship was sunk by mines laid by a German submarine about three miles off Malta

Samuel TAYLOR, Private, HMS Revenge, aged 25 years, buried 27th January 1825

A.G. TEBWORTH, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Thomas TELFER, Royal Marine. Died 21st March 1860 at Cospicua. Secretary to Rear-Admiral Codrington. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Reginald C. TEMPLE, Captain, appointed to command the Royal Marines on board HMS Implacable, 29th November 1901

S.R. TERRILL, Royal Marine, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

James TEWKSBURY, Private, HMS Powerful, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Harvey THOMPSON, PLY/9154, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, died 5th May 1918. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas THOMPSON, Marine, HMS Charon, died 4th October 1803, from phthsis, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

Thomas Walter THOROGOOD, Corporal, PLY/9299, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Plymouth Bn. RND., died 29th December 1915. The husband of Mrs P. Thorogood of 8 Hotham Place, Millbridge, Devonport. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Peter Brian Lovat TILBURY, born 11th April 1934, the son of Philip and Janet Lovat Tilbury, Royal Marine

Phillip TILBURY, aged 26 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS London, the son of Alfred Jesse Tilbury, married 7th February 1931 to, Janet Lovat FRASER, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of John Lovat Fraser

John TILLEY, Marine, HMS Hector, died 10th July 1802 from fever in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

George TILLMORE, Private, HMS Powerful, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Arthur Cedric TINSEY, aged 26 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS London, the son of Ernest Tinsey, married 24th December 1930 to, Martha Violet MORRIS, aged 27 years, the daughter of Richard Morris

Arthur TITTERTON, Private, PO/174 (S). Royal Marines Light Infantry, Portsmouth Bn. RND., died 5th August 1915, aged 38 years. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Married 21st January 1926, Thomas William TONGE, aged 27 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Malaya, the son of Thomas William Tonge, to Eileen LOGAN, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Edwin Logan, R.N. retired

Julia TOWELL, died 26th August 1958, the daughter of 10733 Marine J. R. Towell, 45 Commando R.M. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

William J. TOWNSEND, CH/18886, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, died 22nd June 1918, aged 22 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

G.J. TREDENNICK, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Minerva. Died of enteric fever on 1st September 1906. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Edward St.Vincent TROUBRIDGE, aged 25 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, 45 Commando, Ghain Tuffieha, the son of Vice-Admiral Thomas Hope Troubridge R.N. deceased, married 24th August 1955 to, Jennifer Ann BILLING-LEWIS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Edwin Billing-Lewis deceased

Arthur G. TROUP, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Artillery, aged 21 years, born in Japan (British Subject), on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

Alex TURNER, Lieutenant, R.M., died 2nd March 1939. HMS Ramillies was off Gozo preparing to enter Grand Harbour, when one of the davits broke loose whilst making ladders ready to hoist out and Sergeant Charles Young was thrown overboard. Lieutenant Turner, immediately dived into the rough sea and was last seen swimming to assist Sergeant Young. The sea was very rough by the time lifeboats were lowered and a search conducted, both men had disappeared. The son of Alexander Forrest Turner, Chesholt, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey. He was awarded the Albert Medal, which is now in the Royal Marines Museum

John TYSON, Private, HMS Thunderer, aged 26 years, buried 29th June 1840

Albert UNSTEAD, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Hibernia, died 23rd August 1903. On being relieved from duty at the Naval Magazine, near the old Canteen, he accidentally fell into the sea and drowned. Born nr.Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on 10th August 1879, he enlisted on 21st January 1897. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery. No headstone marked his grave until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’, Malta, supplied one

Beircy VAOLO, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, married 10th February 1840, to Frances Emily MAJOR

Arthur G. VINCENT, Major, appointed to command the Royal Marines on HMS Bulwark, 21st November 1902

William VINER, Marine, HMS Hector, died 3rd July 1802, from fever, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

S.A. VOSPER, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Thomas WABY, Marine, HMS Blonde, died 14th December 1802, from fever, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

Eileen WAIND, the wife of Marine Waind, died 27th February 1935, aged 37 years. Buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta

Frederick Henry WALES, aged 26 years, bachelor, Private, Royal Marines, the son of Benjamin Wales, married 7th December 1908 to, Mabel PANTON, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Panton

S.H.L. WALFORD, Corporal, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

H. WALKER, Corporal, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester. His ship was part of an escort to a Malta Convoy when it came under attack from German Ju-87 dive bombers based in Sicily, and sustained some damage

Arthur WALL, Bombardier, Royal Marines Artillery, HMS Implacable, died 10th November 1902, during a visit to Genoa. He was returning to his ship from the shore in a picket boat when it was hit by a coal steamer tug and sank. He was thrown into the water, and although rescued had sustained serious injuries to both legs below the knee, and lost a lot of blood. It was decided that a double amputation was the only chance of saving his life and even though the operation was successful, he succumbed to shock. He was buried at sea

Samuel WALLACE, aged 26 years, bachelor, from Sapcote, Leicestershire, Corporal, R.M., serving in the sloop HMS Race Horse, married 18th April 1820, to Maria GIBBS, aged 25 years, from Houghton, Kent, the widow of Joseph Gibbs, 36th Regiment

Samuel WALLACE, Royal Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder. From Belfast he joined the Royal Marines in February 1941, and left a widow Ceridwen Myfanwy Wallace, nee Price, and a son John, 4 months old

Reggie James WARD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, St. Patrick’s Barracks, the son of Ralph Ward, married 11th April 1953, to Jean SMITH, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Smith

James WATERS, Private, Royal Marines, died on board HMS Princess Royal, aged 21 years. He was buried 3rd February 1858, the funeral service was conducted by the Reverend Charles G. Mallard, the ship’s Chaplain. He came from Barrow on Humber, about six miles from Hull, the son of John Waters and his wife Mary, nee O’Day. Buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta. No headstone was erected until 2001 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied one

R. WATSON, Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily and severley damaged and sunk the next day

Norman WATTERSON, Marine, PLY/107688, RM, died 27th July 1943. The son of Mrs Sarah Mercy Watterson. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Benjamin WATTS, aged 33 years, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Euryalus, appeared in the Criminal Court on 19th April 1880 accused of Willful Murder on board HMS Euryalus on 12th March of Private CRAWLEY. Whilst Crawley was seated on the edge of the hold he punched him on the neck with a clenched fist which caused him to fall and receive several injuries which caused his almost instantaneous death. He pleaded Not Guilty, but was found Guilty of Involuntary Homicide, and he was sentenced to two years imprisonment

George WEAVER, died 10th November 1950, the son of Marine Stanley R. Weaver. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

George WEAVER, died 30th October 1961, the son of Marine George Weaver, RMTC. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Henry WEBB, Musician, RMB.1960, died 12th October 1918, aged 21 years, at Bighi Royal Naval Hospital. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Reginald St.Clare WEBB, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery. Born 20th May 1882, near Derby, the son of George Webb. He enlisted on 27th July 1901, and served on HMS Russell from February 1903 until April 1904, when he transferred to HMS Queen. He died 3rd January 1905, and was buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery. His grave remained unmarked until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied one

Frank Arthur WEEKS, aged 31 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines, the son of George Weeks, married 25th February 1924 to, Alice WOOLFORD, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of David Woolford

Muriel Anne WEEKS, born 28th January 1925, the daughter of Frank Arthur and Alice Weeks, Sergeant, Royal Marines

Reginald James WEEKS, Marine, HMS Ramilles, died 5th June 1928, aged 25 years, at Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

James WEIR, Captain, Royal Marines. Appointed by Admiral Nelson to raise the first Maltese regiment in 1800

V. WELCH, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

William WELDRAKE, Private. On Tuesday 31st January 1843 a short time after dinner the crew of HMS Formidable were employed in getting timber out of the dockyard magazine. In prising open a heavy beam, his crow-bar jerked upwards and struck him on the forehead, and though he lingered for about an hour he died. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

G.H. WELLINGS, Sergeant, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

Harry WELSH, Private, CH/7687, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, died Saturday 19th August 1916 at Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John T. WEST, Gunner, RMA13942, HMS Benbow, died of sickness, 24th September 1920, aged 27 years. The son of William and Mary Adelaide West, Town Street, Upwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas WEST, Private, HMS Vanguard, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital 11th September 1837

Samuel WESTCOMBE, Private, HMS Powerful, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

W.E. WHALE, Royal Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

Robert WHEELER, divorcee, aged 28 years, Sergeant, Royal Marines, HMS Liverpool, the son of Caffin Wheeler retired, married 16th April 1949 to, Marie HALL, spinster, aged 28 years, the daughter of George Hall

Arthur WHITE, Band Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Indefatigable, died 5th February 1914, aged 26 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Colin E. WHITE, Musician, RMB/X3164, HMS Eagle. When driving down Rabat Hill at midnight, Monday/Tuesday 2nd September 1958, he crashed into trees and died of his injuries, aged 20 years. From Herne Bay, Kent. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

R. WHITELEY, Royal Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester. His ship was part of an escort to a Malta Convoy when it came under attack from German Ju-87 dive bombers based in Sicily, and sustained some damage

William WHITTAKER, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Enlisted 2nd January 1886, gave date of birth as 2nd November 1867, but actually 1869. Private until 1892 when promoted to Corporal. Died in Bighi Naval hospital from enteric fever 29th January 1894 and buried in the hospital cemetery

J. WHITWORTH, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

G. WHYLER, Marine, died 10th January 1941, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious. Whilst on convoy protection duty the ship came under attack from German Ju-87 and Ju-88 aircraft, and was hit six times in a ten minute period. Extensively damaged and still on fire the crippled ship managed to get into Grand Harbour and dock at the Parlatorio Wharf. More than 210 members of the crew were killed or wounded

Charles Percival WICKENDEN, Acting Corporal, HMS Devonshire, buried 4th September 1929, aged 29 years. On 26th July 1929 the Cruiser was taking part in live firing exercise off the Greek coast in company with three other Cruisers, HMS London, HMS Sussex and HMS Frobisher. At 10.00 a.m. HMS Devonshire commenced firing. The two guns in ‘X’ Turret fired simultaneously, the right-hand gun fired correctly but unknown to the gun crew the left-hand gun mis-fired. The cordite propellant failed to ignite correctly, and the round did not leave the barrel. The well trained gun crew unaware that the round had not fired normally opened the breech ready for the next round. The sudden rush of air into the breech was sufficient to fully ignite the cordite which exploded back into the gun turret. This ignited the propellant sacks waiting to fire the second round of both guns, so causing a terrific explosion, which blew off the turret’s 1" armour plated roof.

As a result of this accident sixteen members of the Royal Marines, and one Royal Navy man, were killed outright or died of their wounds shortly after. Sergeant Snell R.M., was missing and it is believed that he was thrown into the sea by the force of the explosion and drowned, since his body was never recovered. All the others are buried in Volos cemetery in Greece.

Acting Corporal Wickenden had been in ‘X’ Turret, and was amongst the injured. He was transferred to the Hospital Ship HMS Maine, but later succumbed to his wounds and was buried in Malta. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William WICKS, Private, HMS Pelican, buried 7th May 1828

William WIGGINS, Private, HMS Revenge, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

J. WILCOCK, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Norman R. WILLCOX, Sergeant, R.M., HMS St. Angelo, died 25th August 1933, aged 33 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

David Arthur WILLIAMS, aged 19 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of Bernard Lesley Williams, married 28th July 1973 to, Mary Domenique GOFF, aged 18 years, spinster. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrews Barracks

Martin Thomas WILLIAMS, born 20th March 1960, the son of Thomas Henry and Julia Ellen Williams, Royal Marine, Royal Marines Training Centre

William WILLIAMS, Private, Marine Batt., died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

A. WILLIAMSON, Marine, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

O.G.L. WILLIS, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

James WILSON, Royal Marine, HMS Vengeance, during the night 24th November 1851, he fell from the bastions of San Sebastian into the ditch below, but was not found until the following morning. He sustained some injuries, but was returned to his ship 

John WILSON, Marine, HMS Expedition, died 14th October 1802, from fever, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

P.G. WILSON, Marine, died 10th January 1941, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious. Whilst on convoy protection duty the ship came under attack from German Ju-87 and Ju-88 aircraft, and was hit six times in a ten minute period. Extensively damaged and still on fire the crippled ship managed to get into Grand Harbour and dock at the Parlatorio Wharf. More than 210 members of the crew were killed or wounded

Raymond WILSON, aged 22 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, St. Patrick’s Barracks, the son of Jacob Wilson, married 4th April 1953, to Beryl Elizabeth SAVAGE, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Pearce Savage

Robert Walter WILSON, Corporal, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Bulwark, died 4th July 1904, at Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi, of Ptomaine poisoning. Born in Liverpool on 27th November 1879, he enlisted on 12th January 1898. After basic training joined ‘E’ company, Plymouth Division. He was promoted to Corporal on 26th May 1903, and changed to ‘B’ company. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery. His grave remained unmarked until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta supplied one

Edward WOOD, Private, HMS Princess Charlotte, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

J.M. WOOD, Sergeant, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. As part of the escort for Convoy ‘Pedestal’ they came under attack and his ship was damaged by German Stuka aircraft

Hugh Guy WOODS, aged 37 years, bachelor, Royal Marines, Captain, the son of Brigadier-General Hugh Kennedy Woods, married 12th May 1961 to, Nancy Joan Cecilia STARLING, aged 35 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Starling deceased

Joseph WOOTON, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Asia. Born in 1786, the son of John and Hannah Wooton, of Stoke, Staffordshire, baptised January 1828 in the Naval Hospital

Martin Desmond Warwick WORTH, aged 20 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of Kenneth John Worth, married 3rd August 1976 to, Sheila Mary LITTLEJOHN, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of James Littlejohn. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrews Barracks

Joseph WOTTON, Private, HMS Asia, aged 28 years, buried 27th September 1828

Cecil E.S. WRIGHT, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Caesar in 1903

S.H.G. WRIGHT, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

Stanley George WYMER, Royal Marine, HMS Glasgow, died lst January 1953, aged 32 years. He was found unconscious in No.5 Dock in the Naval Dockyard Wednesday/Thursday night, having fallen from the deck of HMS Glasgow when in dry dock for refitting. He died in later in hospital. He left a widow and son Michael. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Percy William Charles YALDEN, Royal Marine, HMS Egmont. Whilst swimming in rough water off Ricasoli Rifle Ranges he found himself in difficulties and drowned on 26th December 1932, aged 22 years. Sergeant Nason attempted to rescue him, but the sea was too rough and he also drowned. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

W.H. YEATMAN, Private, HMS Pique, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Charles Edward YOUNG, Sergeant, P0/22052 RM, died 2nd March 1939. HMS Ramillies was off Gozo preparing to enter Grand Harbour, when one of the davits broke loose whilst making ladders ready to hoist out and he was thrown overboard. Lieutenant Alex Turner RM, immediately dived into the rough sea and was last seen swimming to assist him. The sea was very rough by the time lifeboats were lowered and a search conducted, both men had disappeared. He left a widow Mrs Maud Young, of 92 Eastley Road, Portsmouth

Terence Frederick YOUNG, RMB/X2574, Band Corporal, HQ. 3 Commando Brigade, died 19th September 1959, aged 25 years. He left a widow Yvonne. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

 

R.J. YOUNG, Marine, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. In company with other cruisers and destroyers they were hunting for an Italian convoy bound for North Africa, when his ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of the entire crew, except one man

 

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