ROYAL MARINES IN MALTA 1798 - 1979

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Abraham ABBOTT, Private, HMS Pembroke, buried 4th May 1837

Richard ACTON, Private, PO/7360, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Osmanieh, died 10th July 1917 in Bighi Naval Hospital, aged 42 years. The husband of Mrs. R. Acton, 21 Trafalgar Street, Derby. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Catherine ADCOCK, died 7th January 1958. The wife of Marine Adcock, 3 Commando Brigade HQ. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas ADDISON, Private, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Egmont, aged 21 years, died 6th August 1904. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

J.P. AHEARNE, 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

John ALLAN, Private, PO768 (S), Cycle Corps, RND, died 27th September 1915, aged 24 years. The son of John and Jennie Combs Allan, of 8 William Street, Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

George ALLEN, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry. HMS Minerva, died 9th March 1908. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

James T. ALLEN, died 21st July 1836, Corporal, Royal Marines, attacked by Thomas McSweeney, Royal Marines, and died from his injuries. McSweeney was subsequently tried and hanged 8th June 1837 for murder

John ALLEN, Cycle Corps, RND, died 5th August 1915

John W. ALLEWAY, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Bulwark, died during the ship’s commission 1906-1907

James ALSHEAD, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Erebus, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 15th January 1830

Gilbert J. ANDERSON, Captain, Royal Marines Light Infantry, single, aged 32 years, born in India, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

Nigel Ian Ferguson APPLETON, aged 20 years, bachelor, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Marines, the son of Lieut-Colonel Ian Michael Appleton, married 20th July 1975 to, Deborah Jane LETCHFORD, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Squadron Leader Brian Campbell Letchford deceased. The wedding was held at Christ Church, St. Andrews

Francis James Vaughan ARBUCKLE, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, single, aged 23 years, born in Scotland, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

Philip Edward ARCHBOLD, aged 25 years, bachelor, Musician, Royal Marines, HMS Malaya, the son of Lewis George Archbold, married 25th April 1939 to, Margaret PHELAN, aged 29 years, spinster, Dancer, the daughter of Albert Phelan deceased

George Henry ARCHER,aged 28 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, the son of Edward George Archer, married 2nd October 1919 to, Marie Jane GOWLAND, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of John Gowland deceased

H. ARLOW, 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

G.E. ASTBURY, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Irresistible. Buried at sea 19th March 1915. A Memorial stone to him was placed on the grave of Captain Burton in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Hugh C. ATKINSON, Lieutenant, serving on board HMS Implacable, in 1903

J.W. AUCHINLICK, 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

Charles BAILEY, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Conqueror, died 8th September 1859, aged 23 years. Whilst bathing at Sliema with two shipmates he became ill and sank. Although rescued within minutes he had already drowned. He was born in Walton, Leicestershire, and joined the Marines in December 1855. Buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta. No headstone was erected until 2002 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied one.

George BAILEY, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery. He was born 25th April 1872 at Felpham, nears Bognor Regis, Sussex, and enlisted at Eastney Barracks, 19th March 1894. During his service career he served on HMS Resolution, HMS Revenge, HMS Victorious, HMS Canopus, HMS Pembroke, HMS Triumph and joined HMS King Edward VII, in 1909. On 11th May 1909 he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He died 10th June 1913, at Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, from a protracted illness. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John W. BAINES, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Duncan, died on board ship, 10th June 1904, aged 21 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John BAKER, Private, HMS Stromboli, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

John BAKER, Marine, on HMS Renown, died 12th April 1803, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in the Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

David William BANKS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Lance-Corporal, Royal Marines Police, St.George’s Barracks, the son of Joseph William Banks, married 18th December 1971 to, Anita Yvonne ROSS, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of George Charles Andrew Ross, CPO R.N. retired. The wedding was held at Christ Church, St.Andrew’s Barracks, Pembroke

W.S. BARLOW, 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 BARNES, Private, HMS Medea, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Thomas BARNETT, Private, HMS Rodney, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 31st March 1839

William BASELEY, PO/761 (S), Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Portsmouth Battalion, RND, died 1st October 1915. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

R. BASSETT-BURR, 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 Pearson BATLEY, aged 24 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS Royal Oak, the son of George Herbert Batley, married 8th December 1930 to, Irene Sylvia BROWN, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of Isaac Brown, Blacksmith

George BAVISTER, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery. He died on board HMS Royal Oak during its passage from Syracuse to Malta 3rd November 1865, aged 33 years. He came from Harlington, Bedfordshire. The funeral service was conducted by the Reverend Richard Price, Chaplain, R.N. His headstone was damaged and the inscription broken into fragments, probably during the Second World War, but in 2002 they were re-assembled and re-built by ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta

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

James BEAZLEY, PO/X21545, Royal Marine, HMS St. Angelo, died 23rd March 1941. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Joan BEAZLEY, (twin) born 3rd April 1922, the daughter of Lucretia Peters and Gerald Wills Beazley, Lieutenant, Royal Marines

Michael Pendennis BEAZLEY, (twin) born 3rd April 1922, the son of Lucretia Peters and Gerald Wills Beazley, Lieutenant, Royal Marines

Walter T. BEDFORD, HMS Pegasus, aged 20 years, died 16th January 1902. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas BENNETT, Private, HMS Hind, aged 33 years, buried 17th April 1824

Thomas BENNETT, Private, HMS Hind, aged 33 years, buried 17th April 1824

Thomas E. BENNETT, Royal Marine, HMS St Angelo, died 6th April 1936. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Derek Alan BEVIS, born 18th December 1938, the son of Jack Guy and Ethel Patricia Bevis, Sergeant, Royal Marines

R. BICKFORD, Private, HMS Ganges, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

L.J. BIDWELL, Corporal, 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. BINNS, 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

Harry BIRD, aged 25 years, bachelor, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Hibernia, the son of Harry Bird, married 4th July 1897 to, Carmen SCHIOVONE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Domenico Schiovone

Henry Charles BIRD, Marine, Deal/280 (S) Sapper. Eng. RND, died 5th July 1915, aged 23 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Charles P. BISHOP, PLY/19130, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, died 11th October 1918. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

John BISHOP, Private, HMS Ceylon, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

G. BLACKWELL, 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 BLACKWELL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS Tiger, the son of Thomas Blackwell, married 18th April 1960 to, Ann STANDLEY, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Edward Standley

S.F. BLUNDY, 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

James BOND, Private, HMS Bellerophon, died 21st July 1839

Edward BONUS, Private, HMS Medina, buried 2nd April 1823

Arnold BOOCOCK, aged 23 years, bachelor, Marine, HMS Bermuda, the son of Willie Boocock, married 16th January 1954 to, Blanche Edith MYERS, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Harry Myers, Justice of the Peace

Jonathan BOOTH, 21+, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Hercules, the son of Thomas and Sarah Booth, married 23rd December 1875 to, Gaetana AZZOPARDI, 21+, spinster, born in Malta, the daughter of John and Grazia Azzopardi

Norman Owen BOTTERILL, aged 20 years, bachelor, Royal Marines, HMS Meon, married 3rd September 1956 to, Jean Patricia MILTON, aged 24 years, spinster, WRNS, HMS Falcon, the daughter of Cyril Joseph Milton

Charles Keith BOURNER, PO/X4512, aged 21 years. The son of R.J. and Caroline Bourner of Tonbridge, Kent. Died 23rd December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Aurora. His ship together with others were searching for an Italian Convoy en route to Tripoli when she hit a mine and damaged causing a return to Malta. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

L.A. BOXALL, 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

Gerald George William BRACE, born 13th February 1930, the son of George William Gerald and Violet Amy Rachel Brace, Colour-Sergeant, Royal Marines

George William Gerald BRACE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, the son of George Brace, Colour-Sergeant retired, married 20th May 1920 to, Violet Amy Rachel ASHBY, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of George Thomas Ashby

S.A. BRADFORD, Gunner, 10424, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Emperor of India, died 7th February 1921. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William BRADLEY, Marine, HMS Stately, died 26th November 1802 from dysentery, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in the Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

E.T. BRAY, Royal Marine, HMS Vanguard. died 21st October 1948, aged 20 years. When HMS Vanguard was returning to Grand Harbour, he died in an accident in 5.2 inch gun turret. He was crushed between the turret and another part of the ship. His mother Mrs Margaret Bray lived at School House, Monkstown, Co. Durham. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Janice Fay BRIMACOMBE, born 29th February 1956, the daughter of Harvey Vincent and Dorothy Brimacombe, Royal Marines

Charles BRULEY, Royal Marine, HMS Conqueror, with two shipmates was bathing at Sliema. With a fit of illness he sank and although rescued and medical aid sought it was too late. September 1859

Richard Thomas BRUNSDON, Royal Marine, HMS Egmont, died 31st December 1930. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas Lawe Guy BRYAN, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, died 30th March 1926, aged 25 years. He had recently joined Flight No.441 on HMS Hermes. That Tuesday afternoon when landing his Fairey D3 aircraft on the deck of the carrier it skidded and went over the side into the sea and sank, with him trapped inside

George E. BUCHANAN, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Illustrious in 1903

William BUCKINGHAM, Private, HMS Vanguard, died of cholera 22nd September 1837

Matthew BULL, Marine, HMS Phoebe, died 25th August 1803 from a thigh wound, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

Ivy Osborne BULLARD, Private, PO. 7238, 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

Malcolm Archer Sheridan BURGESS, born 20th September 1926, the son of Dorothy Stanford and Roland Sheridan Burgess, Captain, Royal Marines

W.J. BURGOYNE, 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

Claude C. BURKE, PO/16006, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Grafton, died 26th September 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Charles and Ellen Burke, 47 Athlone Road, Upper Tulse Hill, London. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

V.C.M.W. BURROWS, 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

D.E. BURTENSHAW, Marine, PO/X6136, 40 Commando RM, died 18th May 1953 in an air crash at Luqa airport, aged 24 years. The Valletta aircraft of 70 Squadron force landed onto the grass next to the runway when its aileron jammed, hit the runway control caravan and burst into flames. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

Reginald Edward George BURTON, Captain, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Irrestistible. Died from wounds received 18th March 1915 during the sinking of HMS Irresistible in the Dardanelles. Brought to Malta and taken to the Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi, where he died on Good Friday 1st April 1915, aged 32 years. The son of Thomas Henry and Eliza Burton, 35 Manille Road, Balham, London. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Private J. BUSH, Royal Marine, HMS Hibernia, during duty as Canteen Keeper at the Naval Canteen, he shot himself through the head with a pistol and died instantly. He was found sitting in a chair with his head thrown back, the pistol in his right hand. It seems he had been censured for some misconduct and threatened with discharge. He was buried in Bighi Hospital Cemetery, December 1871

William BUTCHER, Private, HMS Ganges, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Richard BUTLER, Royal Marines. Died 12th July 1885

Albert E. BUTTERWORTH, Private, CH/18668, 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. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Elizabeth Margaret BUTTON, born 8th October 1934, the daughter of Joseph and Clara Jane Button, Corporal, Royal Marines

Michael Thomas BYE, aged 19 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of Edward Thomas Bye, married 24th August 1974 to, Lesley Sheila GINGELL, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Hubert William Noel Gingell. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrew’s, Pembroke

David Frederick CAIN, born 7th February 1935, the son of John Edward and Majorie Patricia Cain, Corporal, Royal Marines

Henry CALVERT, 21+, bachelor, born Belfast, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Caledonia, the son of John and Rachel Calvert, married 30th April 1851 to, Tonina SPROUL, 21+, the widow of Charles Sproul, Royal Artillery, born in Malta the daughter of Gaetano and Carmela FILLERI

Richard CAMBRY, died 5th May 1859, Royal Marine, HMS Vigilant. He had been missing from his ship since the 5th and his body was recovered from Dockyard Creek on the 11th. An Inquest was held but since some money was found in his pocket and his body showed no signs of violence, a verdict of ‘Accidentally fell into the water’ was given. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Christopher CANT, Lance Corporal, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Hood, died in Hospital 13th October 1902. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Albert Henry CARPENTER, Private, PO. 11270, 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

Charles Frederick CARROL, Gunner, Royal Marines Artillery, aged 20 years, HMS Theseus. He was found dead in a bedroom in the Union Jack Hotel, Floriana, at 11.30p.m. on Saturday 3rd March 1901. He had a wound caused by a revolver shot, and an Inquest returned a verdict of ‘Suicide while temporarily insane’. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery. His remains were later taken to Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Frederick John CARVER, bachelor, aged 29 years, Royal Marines, Royal Marine Training Centre, Ghain Tuffieha, the son of William Carver deceased married 26th May 1948 to, Agatina VASTA, spinster, aged 23 years, the daughter of Santo Vasta

C.T. CATLIN, Marine, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5½’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily and severley damaged and sunk the next day

Charles William CHALLEN, Bandsman, Royal Marines, HMS Sussex, died 3rd January 1937. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

G.H. CHAMBERS, 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

Barrie Paisley James CHAPMAN, aged 22 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Striker, the son of James Chapman, married 1st December 1956 to, Shirley Edith UTTING, aged 22 years, spinster, State Registered Nurse, the daughter of William Bailey Utting

Norman CHAPLIN, Sergeant, PLY/X5041 Died 2nd January 2011

Thomas Henry CHESSHER, Colour-Sergeant, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Exmouth. After reading a letter informing him that his wife had died he took his own life by shooting himself with a small revolver on Saturday 5th December 1908, aged 34 years. He left two children. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Stanley C. CHESTERMAN, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Chatham Division, HMS Yarmouth, died 28th July 1912, aged 20 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Graham H. CHIVERS, RMB/X3045, Musician, Band of 3 Commando Brigade, died 19th September 1959, aged 21 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Edward CLAMAS, Marine Artillery, HMS Cyclops, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

Frances Patricia CLAPSON, born 31st July 1934, the daughter of William George and Maria Clapson, Corporal, Royal Marines

William George CLAPSON, aged 28 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Shropshire, the son of George Clapson, married 29th April 1933 to, Maria PICKERING, aged 23 years, spinster

Emmanuel CLARK. On 9th May 1853 a body was found floating in the sea off Isola Point. It proved to be, Emmanuel Clark, Royal Marine, HMS Vengeance, who had been missing for some days. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

H. CLARK, 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 CLARK, Marine, HMS Hound, died 7th November 1802 from debility, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

William CLARKE, Private, HMS Sybille, aged 29 years, buried 1st June 1824

Francis William CLEARY, of Goodwick, South Wales, Royal Marine, the son of Mary Ellen and Peter Joseph Cleary, married 19th July 1958, to Ann Margaret WILLIAMS, the daughter of Victor Henry and Dorothy Williams

N.D.S. CLOUGHLY, 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

Marjory Lilian COATES, baptised January 1916, the daughter of Percival Stanley and Lily Coates, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry

Percival Stanley COATES, aged 30 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, the son of William Coates deceased, married 29th January 1915 to, Lily HUDSON, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred Hudson

William Edward Godfrey CHRISTIE, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, single, aged 23 years, born in Ireland, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

Ernest S. COKE, Captain, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 32 years, born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

Cyril COLE, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, 11th Bn R.M., died 21st May 1923. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Walter COLES, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, single, aged 22 years, born in Thrapstone, Northamptonshire, on HMS Renown in 1901

Benjamin COLLINS, Private, HMS Beacon, died 16th November 1837

George Laxon COLLINS, Marine, PLY/X 110753 Died 30th July 1993

Richard John COLLINS, aged 18 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, of St.Andrews Barracks, the son of John Edward Collins, married 5th August 1972 to, Dawn Marilyn JENKINS, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Vivian Malcolm Jenkins. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrews Barracks

Victoria Dawn COLLINS, died 8th February 1973, the daughter of Marine Richard John Collins

John COMPTON, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, PO/12502, HMS Venerable, died 16th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Joan Anne CONN, died 14th February 1955, the daughter of PL/X5199 Sergeant Ronald Conn, 45 Commando. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

Benjamin George COOK, aged 30 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Albert Cook, retired, married 18th September 1935 to, Marjorie Ivy GIBSON, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Charlie Gibson

H.E. COOK, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont. Shot himself whilst on Royal Naval Range, 20th July 1905, aged 29 years

William Richard COOK, Gunner, Royal Marines Artillery, 7088, 3rd RM Batt. Admitted to hospital on 30th August 1918 suffering from influenza which developed into bronchopneumonia from which he died on 8th October 1918, aged 41 years. The son of Mr and Mrs Cook, 37 Whateley Road, Penge, Beckenham, Kent. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

H.E. COOKE, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont. Shot himself whilst on the Royal Naval Range, 20th July 1905, aged 29 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Thomas Pinkney COOPER, Private, Royal Marines, Deal/3585, Medical Unit, RND. Died of dysentery on board H.M. Hospital ship Devantia 5th August 1915, aged 34 years. The third son of Joseph C. and Alice Cooper, born 18th September 1881. His name is in the Book of Remembrance at St Hilda’s Church, West Cliff, Whitby. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

William COPE, Private, HMS Mastiff, buried 18th December 1827

C.F. COPPOCK, 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 COX, Private, HMS Hastings, died in the Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Frederick Daniel (Francis David) CRAFTER, Musician, RMB 2136, Royal Marines Band, HMS Caesar, died 14th October 1918, aged 20 years. The son of James William and Mary Ann Crafter, 25 Waldo Road, Bromley, Kent. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

A.C. CRAGO, 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

Jack Augustus CRAMPTON, aged 24 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS Shropshire, the son of John Edward Augustus Crampton, married 17th November 1931 to, Mary Alice Bateson PROCTOR, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of David Proctor

John Boyce CRAMPTON, born 20th November 1931, the son of Jack Augustus and Mary Alice Crampton, Royal Marine

James CRAVEN, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, died 13th April 1909, aged 24 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

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

T.C. CRAY, 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 George CREED, Private, CH.19153, 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

H. CREESE, 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

Eric Collins CRESSWELL, bachelor, aged 25 years, Marine, HMS Falcon, the son of Eli Cresswell, married 8th October 1952 to, Antonia KALLIGERY, spinster, aged 23 years, the daughter Marcos Kalligery

William Munro CRISPIN, born 29th April 1843, at Pieta, the son of Lieutenant Henry Crispin, Royal Marines, of HMS Queen. He died at Pieta Friday afternoon 19th May 1843

W.H. CROCKER, 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

W.T. CROKE, 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

Nicholas CROSBY, of London, Royal Marines, the son of Basil Nicholas and Dorothy Crosby, nee Bingham, married 6th August 1960 to Agnes ZAMMIT, of Birkirkara, the daughter of Charles and Aloysia Zammit, nee Scerri

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

Francis John CURRANT, aged 20 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, Imtarfa Barracks, the son of Francis Currant, married 16th November 1957 to, Alicia Elizabeth WILLIAMS, aged 28 years, spinster, QARANC, the daughter of Frederick Arthur Williams

H.John D’LOYDE, Royal Marine, Castille Signal Station, died 22nd February 1926, aged 28 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

A.R.P. DACRE, Corporal, 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

Benjamin Walter DALE, aged 35 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, the son of John Dale, married 21st September 1920 to, Blanche BATE, aged 34 years, spinster, the daughter of Andrew Bate

D.I.T. DALE, 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

R.A. DALLING, 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

Cecil William Robert DALTON, aged 29 years, bachelor, Captain, Royal Marines, HMS Hibernia, the son of Robert James Dalton, married 16th January 1901 to, Rose Marie WILCOCKS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Wilcocks deceased

Peter Henry DARLING, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, Imtarfa Barracks, the son of James Leslie Auchinleck Darling, married 2nd July 1949, to Joan Avery JOSLIN, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Frank George Joslin

Robert H. DARWALL, Lieutenant, appointed 19th February 1902, as Musketry Instructor on board HMS Hibernia

Mabel DARWENT, born 15th June 1922, the daughter of Mabel Elizabeth and John Edward Darwent, Private, Royal Marines

John DAVENPORT, Private, HMS Revenge, aged 22 years, buried 27th January 1824

George Edward DAVIS, Marine, HMS Queen Elizabeth, died 9th November 1927. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Henry DAVIS, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, died 9th July 1905, aged 28 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Elsie DAWKINS, the wife of Corporal James Dawkins, Royal Marines. She died on 22nd March 1927, aged 33 years, leaving a husband, brothers and sisters. She came from Hungerford, Berkshire. Buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta

James DAWKINS, 17498, born 23rd April 1896, in Colbury, Southampton, the son of Mary and Thomas Dawkins, a Blacksmith. He enlisted in the Royal Marines on 17th August 1914, and made the Marines his career. He served on many ships with short spells ashore, and left the Corps in August 1935. With the outbreak of World War Two he was mobilised in August 1939 and served until September 1945. During his first period in the Marines he was promoted to Corporal in November 1925 whilst serving at HMS Egmont in Malta, and made a Sergeant in 1940. He married Elsie M. Potter on 31st March 1923 in Southampton. His wife died on 22nd March 1927, aged 33 years, whilst they were in Malta, and was buried in Ta Braxia cemetery

Cyril George DAWSON, born 29th December 1919, the son of William Patrick and Alice Maud Dawson, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry

Marjorie Patricia DAWSON, baptised August 1918, the daughter of William Patrick and Alice Maud Dawson, Sergeant, Royal Marines

William Patrick DAWSON, aged 28 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, the son of Richard Dawson, married 18th April 1917 to, Alice Maud SMITH, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of John Smith

Harry Melville Arbuthnot DAY, GC, DSO, OBE. Royal Marines, was born in Kuching, Sarawak, South East Asia on 3rd August 1898, the son of Anna and Henry Robert Arbuthnot Day. He joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry in September 1916, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 26th September 1917. Whilst serving on board the battleship HMS Britannia he rescued two men trapped below decks when the ship was torpedoed by an enemy submarine on 9th November 1918. For his bravery he was awarded the Albert Medal, which he later changed for the George Cross. He transferred to the Fleet Air Arm in 1924, and was based at Netheravon, and the Leuchars R.A.F. Station. During the next two years he served as a pilot on the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, on HMS Tamar the Depot Ship for Hong Kong and the cruiser HMS Vindictive. Whilst in Hong Kong he married. Promoted to Captain on 1st September 1927. Flying appealed to him so he transferred to the Royal Air Force, receiving the appointment as Flight Lieutenant on 1st July 1928. During World War II during a flight over Germany in October 1939 he was shot down and became a Prisoner of War for the next five years. When he was freed he returned to the R.A.F. where he reached the rank of  Group Captain. He died in Malta on 2nd December 1977, age 79 years. He is buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta

 

J.E. DAY, 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

Thelma DAY, the wife of Neville Day, Royal Marines, gave birth to a son in March 1960

William DEEKS, Private, CH.17839, 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

Albert DEVERILL, aged 22 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, RNB Camerata, the son of James Cassanett Deverill, married 18th October 1952, to Pamela Frances TEAGUE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Percival Baden-Powell Teague

G. DICKENS, 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 DIXON, Captain, Royal Marine Artillery, single, aged 32 years, born in London, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

John DODD, Private, HMS Princess Charlotte, died 18th November 1837

Arthur Frederick DOGGETT, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS Tiger, the son of Frederick John Doggett, married 16th April 1960 to, Barbara Marcelle HANSON, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Hanson

Evelyn Elsie DOLDING, baptised 1st December 1918, the daughter of Sydney and Elsie Caroline Dolding, Colour-Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry

Sidney DOLDING, aged 27 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, the son of George Edward Dolding, married 19th September 1915 to, Elsie Caroline BURTON, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of George Thomas Burton deceased

Ronald DON, Lance Corporal, RM9835, "S" Troop, 40 Commando R.M., died 25th May 1953, from injuries received during an air crash at Luqa Airport on the 17th, aged 23 years. From Sterling, Scotland. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

S.J. DOWLE, 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

Susan Jane DRABBLE, born 26th June 1956, the daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Hilda Drabble, Corporal, Royal Marines

R.A. DUBBER, 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

J. DUFTON, 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 DUNKERLEY, 21+, bachelor, born in Oldham, Lancashire, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Dunkerley, married 31st August 1868 to, Virginia PAVIA, 21+, spinster, born in Malta, the daughter of Salvo and Nancy Pavia

Roger Michael DUNN, aged 22 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of Ernest Peter Dunn, married 19th December 1974 to, Ellen Stella BROWN, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of George Patrick Brown deceased. The wedding took place at Christ Church, St.Andrews Barracks

Harold James DUNSMORE, bachelor, aged 26 years, Corporal, Royal Marines, Imtarfa barracks, the son of George Brownlee Patton Dunsmore, married 21st May 1949 to, Margaret Amy ENGLEFIELD, spinster, aged 19 years, the daughter of Ernest William Englefield

L.G. DURNFORD, 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

James DURRANT, Private, HMS Barham, died 7th November 1837

John Britton DURRANT, aged 26 years, bachelor, born in London, Sergeant, Royal Marines, the son of John and Mary Ann Durrant, married 15th July 1867 to, Emma HONNOR, aged 27 years, spinster, born in Leytonstone, Essex, the daughter of George and Emma Honnor

Edwin Alfred DURRANT, aged 18 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, St.Andrew’s Barracks, the son of Edwin Albert George Durrant, married 29th November 1971 to, Lynda Winifred MADGE, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Donald Henry Gordon Madge. The marriage took place at Christ Church, St.Andrew’s Barracks

James DWERRYHOUSE, Private, Marine, HMS Revenge, buried 24th May 1826

Richard EKENHEAD, Captain, Royal Marines, serving on HMS Salsette, died 7th April 1812 due to a fall from the bastions

W. EASTERBROOK, Private, 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

Charles EASTWOOD, Royal Marine, from HMS Ocean, died 20th July 1829. Post Mortem operation carried out in the Lazaretto, by Mr. Courtney, Surgeon, of Bomb Vessel Infernal

Frederick Harvey ELMS, Marine, HMS Sentinel, aged 28 years, died 27th October 1905. Born in Hampstead, London, 11th June 1877 he joined the Corps on 24th May 1897. After basic training he was sent to ‘B’ company, Plymouth division. He served in the Far East on board HMS Centurion, then HMS Daphne during the Boxer Rebellion. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery his grave remained unmarked until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied one

John ELVIN, Private, HMS Hastings, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

W. ESSON, Major, 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

George EVANS, PO/X100591, Marine, 3 R.M.Commando, died 16th November 1947, aged 27 years. At an inquest held on 21st November found he had committed suicide. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

William Henry EVANS, Private, CH/18385, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Cornwallis, died 9th January 1917, when his ship was torpedoed in the early hours of the morning by the German submarine U-32

J. EVOY, 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.B. FACER, 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

D.W. FARROW, 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

Peter FERGUSON, Marine HMS Windsor Castle, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 20th November 1830

William FIELDS, Marine, HMS Donegal, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 14th January 1832

Doreen Lilian FISHER, the daughter of Lilian Catherine and Percy Gerald Fisher, ‘Leviathan’, Old College Street, Sliema, Royal Marine, born 19th May 1936

William Charles T. FITZSIMMONS, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Cardiff, died 5th August 1925, aged 19 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Eric Leonard FLEET, Sergeant, PO/X106240, RM, HMLCF, died 25th September 1943, aged 35 years. The son of Joseph Leonard and Gladys May Fleet, and husband of Olive lrene Slade Fleet, of Watford, Hertfordshire. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

William FLEETWOOD, bachelor, aged 25 years, Corporal, Royal Marines Artillery, married 12th December 1882 to, Johanna BALDACCHINO, spinster, aged 20 years, the daughter of John Baldacchino

Arthur Cyril FLETCHER, born 4th March 1917, the son of Ethel Mary and Arthur Frederick Fletcher, QMS, R.M.L.I.

James FLINN, Marine, on HMS Superb, died on 17th June 1851. He had attempted to commit suicide whilst under sentence to receive four dozen lashes. He had recovered sufficiently and was ordered up to receive his punishment, and as much as he could bear was well laid on, after which he was untied

Kenneth George FLOWER, born 19th July 1924 at King George V Hospital, the son of George and Ruby Flower, Corporal, Royal Marines

A. FLOYD, 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

Alfred FOSTER, Private, Royal Marines, Court Martialed on 16th January 1868. Found Guilty and sentenced to 48 lashes and 12 months imprisonment with hard labour

George Renshaw FOSTER, aged 34 years, bachelor, Sergeant, 3rd Royal Marines, the son of George Renshaw Foster, married 3rd April 1899 to, Annie SIMPKINS, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of George Simpkins deceased

William Frederick Hector FOX, aged 25 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, HMS Egmont, the son of William Fox, married 19th July 1926 to, Emily Rose HUNT, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of William Hunt

Frederick H. FRANCIS, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Triumph, died 22nd December 1910, aged 28 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

J. FRANKPITT, Corporal, 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

D. FRASER, 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

Arthur H. FRENCH, Captain, appointed to command the Royal Marines on HMS Aboukir, 3rd April 1902

Charles FRENCH, Royal Marines Light Infantry. Court Martialed in June 1891 and found Guilty of deserting his post whilst on guard at R.N. Hospital Bighi, sentenced to four months imprisonment

R.J. FRENCH, 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

Frederick J. FRIEND, CH/X14014, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Abercrombie, died 20th March 1919, aged 34 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Bernard C. GARDINER, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, single, aged 22 years, born in Worcester, on board HMS Renown in March 1901

George GARDINER, Private, HMS Edinburgh, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

R. GARDNER, 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

Hubert Reginald GARDNER, Corporal, RMB/X59, Royal Marines Band, HMS Neptune, died 25th February 1942, aged 29 years. The son of William Henry and Harriett Gardner, Milton, Southsea, Hampshire. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Robert Michael GARRETT, aged 21 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, the son of William Garrett, married 29th May 1976 to, Alexandra ROWLAND, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of John William Rowland

William GARWOOD, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Bacchante. He was accidentally shot in a scuffle on board ship on 10th April 1910. Gunner Arthur A. Bagley, RMA, drew a revolver intending to shoot someone else. Taken to Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, he died 11th April 1910, aged 32 years. He left a widow and children. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Robert GEDDING, Private, buried 3rd September 1839

E. GIBBS, 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

R.J. GLOVER, 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

Arthur George GODDARD, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Diana, died 22nd April 1910, aged 35 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Robert GOLBY, aged 18 years, bachelor, Royal Marine, St.Andrew’s Barracks, the son of Bryan Golby, married 17th August 1974 to, Francesca Anne COOPER, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Neville George Cooper

A.G. GOLDBOURN, 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

Richard GOOCH, Private, HMS Hastings, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Frederick GOSS, Lance Corporal, Royal Marines Light Infantry, aged 26 years. He was an Orderly to the Admiral Superintendent. Died at Bighi Naval Hospital 12th May 1900. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Dennis Harold GOUNDRY, aged 25 years, bachelor, Sergeant, Royal Marines, HMS Falcon, the son of Frederick Goundry, married 19th September 1953 to, Violet ARMSTRONG, aged 25 years, spinster, WRNS, HMS Falcon, the daughter of Hector Armstrong

R.G. GOURLEY, 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

Samuel GRAHAM, born about 1837, Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, aged 24 years, serving on HMS James Watt in 1861

R. GRANGER, 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

Norman William GRANT, Colour-Sergeant, PO/X2949, 45 Commando RM, died 28th December 1954, aged 34 years. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

Leonora Paulina GRAZIANI, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Gracio Graziani, Sergeant, Royal Marines Band, married 13th June 1930 to, Herbert William ROLLEY, aged 23 years, bachelor, Ordnance Artificer, R.N., HMS Eagle, the son of Herbert Sydney Hindle Rolley

F. GREEN, 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 GREEN, Private, HMS Zebra, aged 25 years, buried 25th January 1828

Richard GREENHALGH, Private, Deal 3055 (S), RM. Medical Unit. RND, died of his wounds, 16th June 1915, aged 21 years. The son of Robert Edward and Elizabeth Greenhalgh, 15 Range Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

K.G. GREENWOOD, Corporal, 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

Frank GREGSON, PO/15775, Sergeant, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, died 11th December 1918. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

George GRIFFIN, 21+, bachelor, Captain, Royal Marines, of HMS Impregnable, married 3rd November 1842 to, Josephine Mary Elizabeth WATSON, 21+, spinster, the only daughter of John Watson, of St.Julians

Francis H. GRIFFITHS, Captain, appointed to command of the Royal Marines on board HMS Hibernia, 21st August 1902

John GRIFFITHS, Private, HMS Asia, aged 34 years, buried 9th September 1827

Frederick Arthur GRONERT, 7148, Royal Marine Artillery, born 10th February 1877 in Chatham, Kent, the son of Kate and Arthur Gronert. He enlisted in London in November 1897 and served until March 1907. At the outbreak of WWI he was mobilised in August 1914 and embarked on the battlecruiser HMS Lion on 27th September 1914. His ship was Admiral Beatty's flagship and took part in three major battles in the North Sea, Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank and Jutland. He remained on this ship until 20th January 1919, and was demobbed from the Marines in July 1919. At the end of 1905 he married Florence Ada Townsend in Cambridge, and the following year their son also named Frederick Arthur was born

Desmond Harold GUY, bachelor, aged 22 years, Royal Marine, 40 Commando, Imtarfa barracks, the son of Harold Ernest Guy, married 5th February 1949 to, Margaret Graham DENNISTON, spinster, aged 22 years, Royal Naval V.A.D.

T. HADLAW, 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

J. HADLEY, 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

Margaret HALL, the wife of Reginald George Thomas Hall, Royal Marines, gave birth to a son in July 1960

John Frederick HALLAM, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS London, died 15th February 1903, aged 21 years. Born 13th November 1881 in St.Clement Danes, London, he enlisted in the Corps on 26th January 1901. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery. No headstone marked his grave until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields, Malta, supplied one

Ashton James HAMBROOK, Private, Deal/1293 (S), Royal Marine, Div.Eng. RND, died 18th November 1915. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Stuart HAMILTON, Major, served from 1935 to 1951. Died 25th June 2002

Oliver HANDCOCK, Private, HMS Portland, died 13th November 1837

W.A. HANDS, Marine, died 11th August 1942, 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

Maurice P.A. HANKEY, Captain, Royal Marines Artillery, single, aged 23 years, born in France, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

George HARLEY, died 28th July 1955, aged 1 day, the son of Corporal Leslie R. Harley. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

Christopher Dashwood HARRINGTON, 21+, bachelor, from Plymouth, 1st Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Talbot, married 5th September 1840 to, Fanny Caroline Sarah SURTEES, 21+, spinster, from Northumberland

Oswald C.H. HARRINGTON, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Artillery, serving on board HMS Caesar in 1903

B.I. HARRIS, 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

Douglas David Stuart HARRIS, born 24th April 1924, the son of C. Isabella Davison and Arthur Leicester Stuart Harris, Captain, Royal Marines

Christopher M. HARRISON, Deal/1062 (S), Sapper, Royal Marines, Divisional Engineers RND, died 3rd August 1915 from his wounds received at Gallipoli, aged 37 years. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery, Paola

R.L. HARRISON, 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.D. HARTNOLL DSC, Lieutenant, 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

Gilbert HAWKINS, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, 13029, S.S. Gothic, died 24th August 1918, aged 23 years. The son of George and Alice Hawkins, born in Bitton, Bristol. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

T.C. HAWKINS, 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

Peter HAYDEN, Marine, HMS Kent, died 27th Augusut 1802, in the General Hospital, Valletta. Buried in Quarantine Cemetery, Floriana

HAYES, born on 5th February 1845, a son to the wife of Lieutenant George Hayes, Royal Marines. He died Sunday 6th September 1846, at Floriana, aged 1 year 7 months

HAYES, born 24th May 1846, a daughter to the wife of First Lieutenant George Hayes, Royal Marines

HAYES, born 24th March 1848, at Floriana, a daughter to the wife of Lieutenant George Hayes, Royal Marines

George HAYES, Lieutenant, Royal Marines, died at Floriana, on Sunday 18th August 1850, after a short illness. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

George James HAYES, bachelor, 1st Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Asia, married 28th January 1841 to, Mary Ann Teresa MANSFIELD, spinster, resident Malta

C.E.E. HAYWARD, 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

Thomas George HEADLEY, Private, PLY/X16353, Plymouth Bn, RND, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died on Sunday 6th June 1915, at Imtarfa Hospital from his wounds. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

John HEALY, Royal Marine, HMS Hibernia, died 22nd April 1857, aged 21 years. Found dead on the Mole of Corradino Creek under Senglea Bastion. Evidence given to an Inquest revealed that he left his ship with another Marine about 6 p.m. the previous evening, and after drinking in various shops in Valletta until about 2 a.m. returned to Senglea and lay down to sleep. His companion awoke about 5 a.m. alone, so carried out a search and found the deceased lying in a pool of blood beneath the Bastion. It is believed that he fell off the 50 feet from the Bastion to his death. Buried Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Walter W. HEATH, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Venerable, died 3rd July 1905, aged 42 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

W. HENDERSON DSM, 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

George HENVILL, Private, HMS Calcutta, died between 1st January and 30th June 1841

N. HENDY, 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

Geoffrey M.I. HERFORD, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Marines on board HMS Bacchante in 1903

Granville Eric MacKay HERIOT, born on the 15th August 1900, the son of Captain Granville MacKay Heriot, Royal Marines Light Infantry. The child survived for only a few months and died on 18th November 1900. He is buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta. His gravestone was overgrown by vegetation, discoloured and cracked. In 2003 ’Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, carried out the necessary restoration work

Granville Mackay HERIOT, bachelor, aged 28 years, Captain, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Hibernia, the son of Major-General Andrew Mackay Heriot, married 21st August 1899 in Malta to, Marta Luisa PAYNTER, spinster, aged 22 years, the daughter of William Paynter, from Newton Abbott, Devon. He retired from the Corps on 25th January 1916 with the rank of Lieut-Colonel

Edward HIBBING, aged 37 years, Private, Marine, HMS Dartmouth, buried 10th December 1828

Alfred O.P. HICKS, Sergeant, PO/10110, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Egmont. Died at the Military Hospital, Floriana on 31st July 1915, aged 35 years. The son of the late Thomas and Anne Hicks of South Farnborough, Hampshire, and husband of Mabel Hicks. Holder of Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Alexandra Winifred Stella Beatrice HILL, born 17th July 1882, the daughter of Arthur and Emily Hill, Colour Sergeant, Royal Marines, of HMS Inflexible

Arthur HILL, widower, aged 40 years, Sergeant-Major, Royal Marine Artillery, the son of Richard Harris Hill, married 11th July 1894 to, Caroline BOATE, spinster, aged 21 years, the daughter of Gerald Beresford Boate

Thomas E.J. HILL, Royal Marine, HMS Delhi, died 19th June 1935, aged 27 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

T.W. HILL, 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

Derek HINCHLEY, Royal Marine, RM17459, 40 Commando RM, died 1st January 1961, aged 20 years. He was knocked down by a car in Gzira. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Private Thomas HINKLY, Royal Marines, of HMS Hibernia, appeared before a Court Martial held on 26th October 1871 on board HMS Hibernia, charged with using threatening language to a sergeant. Found Guilty and sentenced to two years imprisonment

Ernest Frederick HOBBS, No.9900, Portsmouth Division, Royal Marines Light Infantry. He was born in Alverstoke, Hampshire, on 31st January 1885, and joined the Corps on 30th June 1899, when aged 14 years six months. He re-engaged on 4th January 1915. During his career his promotions were, Bugler 3rd September 1899, Private 26th February 1902, Lance-Corporal 24th July 1903, Corporal 9th January 1905, Sergeant 25th June 1911, Colour-Sergeant 10th July 1917, CSM 30th August 1919, Barrack QMS 18th January 1920. During the First World War, although he was on the books of HMS Egmont, the Depot ship at Malta, from 18th August 1914 until 26th July 1919 he was attached to the British Liason Officer to the French Naval Commander in Chief, and was awarded the French ‘Medaille Militaire’ which he received on the 11th June 1918. After the war at the end of July 1919 he returned to Portsmouth Barracks and retired from the Corps on a pension 31st August 1923. He returned to live in Malta and died 26th January 1934, in King George V Hospital, Floriana, aged 49 years. He is buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery

Mary HOBBS, the daughter of Sergeant Ernest Hobbs, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died aged one month. Buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta, 19th May 1911. Her grave remained unmarked until 2004 when ‘Royal Marines in Foreign Fields’ Malta, supplied a small inscribed stone

Vera Mary HOBBS, the daughter of Sergeant Ernest Hobbs, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 17th June 1933, aged 19 years. Buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Pieta

John William HOLLIDAY, aged 26 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Nicholas Dardis Holliday, married 16th July 1938 to, Nellie May OLIVER, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of William Arthur Oliver

Henry HOLMAN, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, appeared in Court charged with striking G. Micallef of the Marine Police on 26th October 1892. Found Guilty he was fined 10 shillings

Alfred Cecil HOOD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Corporal, Royal Marines, HMS Marlborough, the son of William Hood, married 4th March 1924 to, Rozalia SCHLESINGER, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Janos Schlesinger

P.E. HOLLICK, 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. HOOPER, 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.H.R. HOOPER, 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

G.A. HOPKINS, 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

A.H. HORRELL, 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

John HOUGHTON, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Ocean, died 5th April 1867 from fever in Bighi Naval Hospital. Buried in Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery

Abraham HOWARD, aged 25 years, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Spartiate, buried 11th August 1829

Francis William HUCKLEBRIDGE, aged 27 years, bachelor, Royal Marines, HMS Revenge, the son of Frank Hucklebridge deceased, married 30th October 1934 to, Mabel Gladys COOK, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of John Thomas Cook

Marianne HUCKLEBRIDGE, died 26th September 1942, the daughter of PO/22748, Marine F. Hucklebridge. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

John W. HUDLESTON, Lieutenant, Royal Marines Artillery, serving on board HMS Illustrious in 1903

James William HUMPHREYS, Royal Marine, HMS Royal Sovereign, died 2nd July 1930. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Frank HUNT, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Hibernia, died 12th September 1903, aged 26 years. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Leonard Morris HUNT, Sergeant, CH/X3568, Training Instructor at RMTC (Med) Ghain Tuffieha, died 19th December 1961, aged 36 years, in Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

David Charles HUNTER, (twin) born 26th April 1933, the son of William and Elsie Kate Hunter, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Marine, Royal Marines

Joyce Mary HUNTER, (twin) born 26th April 1933, the daughter of William and Elsie Kate Hunter, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Marine, Royal Marines

Douglas Lewis HURLEY, Royal Marine, November 1952. The son of Thomas Joseph Hurley, born in Ballina, Ireland

Winifred Elizabeth HUTCHINGS, aged 35 years, spinster, the daughter of William George Hutchings, Sergeant, Royal Marines, married 16th October 1934 to, Sydney James ELLIOTT, aged 38 years, bachelor, Corporal, Army Dental Corps, the son of George Elliott

W.G. HYNARD, 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

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

James Brown JOHNSTONE, of 45 Commando, the son of Thomas Johnstone, married 27th March 1960 to Carmela CASHA, of Rabat, the daughter of Anthony Casha

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 ‘MW5½’ 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 16th July 1959, the son of Corporal Jones. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Headstone erected by Royal Marines in Foreign Fields

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

John KERMODE, Private, Royal Marines, of HMS Lord Warden, found Guilty at his Court Martial in November 1869 of stealing a silver watch from a messmate. The watch was found in a pawnshop in Cospicua. He was sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment with hard labour and to be dismissed the service in disgrace

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 ‘MW5½’ 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

Charles LITTLEWORTH, QMS, HMS Egmont, aged 37 years.  Died 10th April 1905

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

Francis Stanley MAY, Lieutenant, Royal Marines was killed on 7th September 1936. He was piloting a Hawker Osprey aircraft, of 802 Squadron, and after he had taken off he attempted to turn back but the aircraft dived into the ground near Hal Far airfield and he was killed.  

He was born on 16th January 1910 and joined the Royal Marines on 1st January 1929. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st January 1932 and qualified as a pilot at RAF Leuchars on 17th September 1933.

On 24th August 1934 he married Leoni Kingsbury, and at his widow’s request he was buried at sea on 8th September from HMS Glorious.

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

Olive Muriel PAYNE, the wife of Alan Ronald Payne, Royal Marines, gave birth to a son in April 1959

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 ‘MW5½’ 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 ‘MW5½’ 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 Alexandrina St.CLAIR-MORFORD, the wife of Captain Albert Clarence St.Clair-Morford MC, died on 21st July 1920, in childbirth, but fortunately her baby survived. 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 ‘MW5½’ 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

Desmond W. SHERWIN, Royal Marine, sentenced to five months imprisonment being found Guilty of wilful negligence whilst driving a truck on 21st May under the influence of drink. It resulted in the death of Leading Aircraftsman David BOLLAN, who was knocked down in the road close to Porte des Bombes

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

QMSL Frank SMITH DSM, Royal Marines, the son of George Stanley Smith, married 13th January 1945 to Lara Walker MASSA, the daughter of John Walker Massa

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

John Christopher STAPLETON, Royal Marine, HMS Reggio, the son of Thomas Francis and Mary Stapleton, nee Baldwin, married 21st February 1959 to Kathleen Clara CHERRY, Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of Harold and Marguerite Elizabeth Cherry, nee Hall

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

Mrs E.M. TUCKER, the wife of Thomas Tucker, Royal Marines Bandsman, gave birth to a son in March 1960

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

John E. VOCE, Musician, HMS Bacchante, aged 19 years. Died 1st June 1908

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

Edwin WAIND, 20567, born 24th May 1898 in Bempton, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, the son of Sarah and William Waind. He joined the Royal Marines in April 1916, and made the Corps his career. He served on several ships. In 1924 he transferred from Chatham Division to the Plymouth Division and was given a new No.22803. He married Eileen Agnes Minnis in Bempton on 7th July 1926. His wife died whilst he was serving in Malta in February 1935, aged 36 years, and was buried in Ta Braxia cemetery

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

Edith Grace WALKER, born 11th September 1920, the daughter of Edith May and Alfred George Walker, Royal Marine Light Infantry

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 ‘MW5½’ 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

Woollet WILMOT, Musketry Instructor, HMS Hibernia. Died 31st July 1879. 

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

Mary WOOD, the wife of George Duncan Wood, Royal Marines, gave birth to a son in August 1960

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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