BIGHI NAVAL HOSPITAL CEMETERY

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Admiral Lord Nelson realised that there was a need for medical care for the large number of British seamen now based with the Mediterranean Fleet, since he had remarked  “ the preservation of the health of the Seamen is on all occasions......of the utmost consequence and importance to the Country”.

 

He sent the Physician to the Fleet and Inspector of Hospitals, Dr. John Snipe to Malta with the purpose of finding a suitable site, since the small Naval hospital in Birgu was not really ideal, and some seamen had to be sent to the Army hospital in Valletta.

 

Together with Sir Alexander Ball, Dr. Snipe visited the Palace of Bichi, and found it the most desirable location. He wrote to Nelson on 9th December 1803, that it had a good supply of fresh fruit, especially citrus fruits, and sufficient land surrounding it to cultivate green vegetables.

 

It was rather small, and could only house around 160 patients, and he suggested the building of additional accommodation so as to meet the needs of 400 to 500 sick seamen, together with a dispensary, kitchen, wash houses, etc.

 

The foundation stone of the new buildings was laid by Vice Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm on 23rd March 1830, and it was in 1832 that the enlarged Bighi Naval Hospital was opened.

 

A 1965 biography of Sir Thomas Spencer Wells, the eminent surgeon, written by John A. Shepherd, includes the following paragraphs:  

 

"The visitor to the Naval Hospital at Malta, if he follows an unobtrusive sunk path down from the hospital and eastwards, will find a broken gate leading to a secluded and rather neglected cemetery. This should be visited in May when the island is a profusion of scented flowers and shrubs, soon to wither into a drab brown summer landscape.

 

Here lie the sailors who died on the Malta station in the nineteenth century. The stones are well preserved although some have been shattered by the bombs of the later war, and the inscriptions, varying from the most ponderous Victorian eulogies to rhymes which often verge on doggerel, can be clearly deciphered. The high mortality in the Fleet is all too evident.

 

Distinguished Admirals under their elaborate temples in perfect classical taste, lie equal with the humblest bugle boy, under his simple memorial touchingly subscribed for by his shipmates. In many instances the cause of death is recorded, often in gruesome detail, the fall from the mainmast, the burns from the boiler explosion, but more often the dread cholera or other epidemic fever of the station. Many doctors are buried here and this testifies to the high mortality of the medical officers ashore and afloat in Wells' period of service."

 

The hospital cemetery no longer exists, it was flattened in the early 1970's when a new wide road, Triq il Missjoni Taljana, was built. As can be seen on the plan, the large oval traffic island for the new road was located in the middle of the cemetery. Bighi Naval Hospital itself was closed down at the end of 1970.

Three gravestones in Plot D at the Kalkara Naval Cemetery, which is about one mile away, refer to Bighi Hospital cemetery.

 

Grave No.846. The gravestone reads:

 

“THIS STONE STANDS IN MEMORY OF THOSE ORIGINALLY INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY OF THE ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL BIGHI

IN THE YEARS 1846 - 1901

THEIR NAMES ARE FOREVER RECORDED IN A MEMORIAL BOOK

IN THE CHURCH OF ST.OSWALD ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL MALTA”

 

The whereabouts of the memorial book of St. Oswald mentioned on this gravestone No. 846 is unknown.

 

Grave No.849 The gravestone reads:

 

“REMOVED FROM BIGHI NAVAL CEMETERY

DECEMBER 1968 AND RE-INTERRED HERE

14TH JANUARY 1969”

 

Grave No.851 The gravestone reads:

 

“REMOVED FROM BIGHI NAVAL CEMETERY,

DECEMBER 1966 AND RE-INTERRED HERE

25TH MARCH 1967.”

 

The names shown on Graves Nos.849 and 851 are included in the list below.

 

So far no burial register of the Bighi Naval Hospital Cemetery has been found, but is presumed that those men who died in the hospital were buried in the adjacent cemetery.

 

William ABBOTT, Captain of the Hold, HMS Daphne, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

William ALDRIDGE, Boy, HMS Tyne, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Ernest ALLISON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George ANDREWS, Boy, HMS Thunderer, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

Temple A.F. ANNESLEY, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Marines, HMS Russell, died 3rd January 1838

George H. APPLETON, died 18th February 1857, Paymaster on HMS Centaur. On the 17th he had entered Bighi Hospital with spinal problems, but found dead next morning

Edward Pope ARNOLD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Richard ARTHUR. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Charles BADCOCK. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Ernest BAILY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James BAILY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George BAKER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George BAKER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Henry BAKER, AB, HMS Wolverine, died 10th February 1838

James BAKER, HMS Alfred, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 22nd January 1832

Thomas BAKER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

H. BALDERSON, Able Seaman, HMS Powerful, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Isaac BALL. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Mr. BARBAR, Purser, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 1832

Lizzie BARLOW. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James BATES. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Robert BATES, Able Seaman, HMS Revenge, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

Gavin BATT, 2nd Officer, HMS Conqueror. Whilst out riding with another officer from the ship, he fell from his horse near St. Julians Tower, and was rendered insensible. He was taken to the Naval Hospital where he died on Saturday 16th July 1859. A Post Mortem revealed a fractured skull and concussion of the brain

William BELCHER, Able Seaman, HMS Britannia, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

R.R. BENT, died 1st August 1853, Lieutenant, HMS Vengence, in Bighi Naval Hospital.

Alfred Leonard BIGG. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George BIRCH, Able Seaman, HMS Princess Charlotte, died in Bighi Royal Navy Hospital, between 1st April and 30th June 1839

E. James BLANCHARD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John BODDY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Richard BOHANNA. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

C.A. BOILEAU, died 3rd August 1855, Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade. Buried with military honours in Royal Naval Hospital Cemetery.  He was wounded on 18th June, at the assault of the Malakoff in the Crimea.

C.H. BOSTOCK, died Saturday 17th December 1842, in the Naval Hospital, Clerk on HMS Howe

Arthur BOULTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John BOWEN, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Edinburgh, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Charles BRADFORD, died August 24th 1837, Ordinary Seaman, Hind Cutter. His body sent from Bighi Naval Hospital for interment

Thomas BRENAN, HMS Barham, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 20th December 1832

William BROOKE, died 24th January 1862, seaman of HMS Marlborough. He fell from aloft, and died from his injuries in Bighi Naval Hospital

Joseph BROTHER, Seaman, HMS Spartiate, died 14th May 1829

Thomas BROTHERTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James BROWN, Gunner, HMS Hazard, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Percy BROWN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

W. BRUCE, HMS Weazle, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, buried 1st July 1840

William BUCHAN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James BULL, AB, HMS Princess Charlotte, died 7th March 1840

George BURGESS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Mrs John Page BURKE MD, gave birth to a daughter at Bighi RN Hospital on 7th April 1868, where her husband was a Staff Surgeon, but the baby died at Bighi RN Hospital on 16th April 1868

Michael BURNS, Seaman, HMS Revenge, died 12th July 1829

Frederick BURROW. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John BURROWS, HMS Britannia, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 30th May 1830

John BUTLER, HMS Donegal, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 9th February 1832

Richard William BUTTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Jesse CARPENTER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Frederick CARROL. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Sabina CHAPMAN. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

F. CHARTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John CHURCH. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Benjamin CHURCHER, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Princess Charlotte, died in Bighi Royal Navy Hospital, between 1st April and 30th June 1839

Archibald E. CHURCHER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Erza (sic) CILTRON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Emmanuel CLARK, buried 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. He was buried in the Naval Hospital cemetery.

John CLASS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Dridson CLEAR, HMS Spartiate, died 18th October

William CLIPTON, HMS Windsor Castle, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 31st October 1830

John COLE, HMS Gloucester, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 2nd August 1830

William H. COLE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John CONWAY, Boy, HMS Howe, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

John COOK, AB, HMS Asia, died 12th March 1829

Henry COWARD, Boy, HMS Vanguard, died 4th March 1839

Clara Alice CRANBROOK. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Thomas CROKER, HMS Asia, died 24th October 1829

Thomas CROTHERS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Felix CRYLLS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Henry CUDDEFORD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George CULLIN, Able Seaman, HMS Edinburgh, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

J.R. DALLAS, died 1st December 1829

J.H. DANCER, HMS Alfred, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 10th March 1832

James DANNELS, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Thunderer, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

William DAVIS, O/S, HMS Pembroke, died 2nd January 1839

George DAY, Seaman, HMS Vanguard, died 22nd December 1838

Albert DEACON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Kate DENMAN. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William J. DENMAN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Edward M. DENT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Edward DENTRY, Able Seaman, HMS Powerful, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Edward DIXON, AB, HMS Russell, died 19th April 1837

John DODDERELL, Boy, HMS Britannia, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Dennis DONOVAN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William DOUGLAS, Q.M., HMS Princess Charlotte, died 22nd January 1838

Thomas DRISCOLL, L/M, HMS Ganges, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Harry DUTTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Edward EARLE, Able Seaman, HMS Vanguard, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Charles EASTWOOD, Marine, HMS Ocean, died 20th July 1829

Percy Walter EDDY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Alfred EDNEY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John EDWARDS, Seaman, brought from Messina, buried 23rd July 1829

Henry ELLIS, HMS Barham, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 29th December 1832

Mr. ESHELBY, Surgeon, HMS Scylla, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 17th May 1831

Lieutenant John EVANS. On Monday morning, 20th  February 1843, commanding HM Steam packet Polyphemus, was struck by apoplexy at his residence in  Strada San Giovanni. He was taken to the Bighi Naval Hospital but died the next day

John FERGUSON, Captain's Coxswain, HMS Vesuvius, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

James FIELD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Robert FORD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Robert FOWLER, HMS Madagascar, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 29th October 1830

David FRANCIS. 29th March 1837, Seaman, on HMS Pembroke. His body sent from Bighi Naval Hospital for interment

William FREEMAN, HMS Asia, died 10th November 1836

John FRIAR, HMS Saumarez, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 22nd April 1830

William GARDNER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Stephen GEER, HMS Vanguard, died 15th November 1836

George GILHAM, Boy, HMS Barham, died 1st December 1836

W. GILHAM, Able Seaman, HMS Rodney, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Thomas GILLARD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John GILLOVAN, Carpenter's Mate, HMS Cambridge, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

John GIRLING, Boy, HMS Asia, died 19th September 1837 in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

William GLANVILLE, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Minden, died in Bighi Royal Navy Hospital, between 1st April and 30th June 1839

Richard GLASS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Philip GODWIN, Boy, HMS Russell, died 18th July 1837

H. GOLDING, HMS Donegal, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 6th February 1832

Robert GOUGH, Able Seaman, HMS Vanguard, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

W.H. GRANVILLE, Clerk, HMS Vanguard, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Archibald GRAY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Charles GRAY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George GRAY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George GREGORY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John A. GREGORY, died Saturday, 22nd December 1849, Midshipman, HMS Powerful, at Bighi Naval Hospital, aged 16 years 6 months. Second son of Dr.G. Gregory of London

Walter GREY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John GRIFFIN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Richard GUNNING, AB, HMS Pembroke, died 23rd March 1838

Joseph HACKING. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George HALL, Able Seaman, HMS Cambridge, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

John HAMILTON, HMS St.Vincent, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 30th October 1831

Mr. HAMMOND, Clerk, HMS……., his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 27th January 1831

David HARDIE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

J. HARDING, Purser, HMS Favorite, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 17th July 1830

William HARLOW, Able Seaman, HMS Britannia, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

George HASTY, Masters Assistant, HMS Rattlesnake, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 9th June 1831

Joseph A. HAWKIN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John HAWKINS, HMS St.Vincent, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 16th November 1832

Violet HAZEL. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Emma HEATH. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Grace HEATH. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Mable (sic) HEATH. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William HEATH. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William HEATH. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Samuel HERALD, HMS St.Vincent, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 15th July 1831

Emily HILL. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Charles HOARE, Able Seaman, HMS Princess Charlotte, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

J.B. HOLLOWAY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Frederick HOOPER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Abraham HOWARD, died 11th August 1829

Alfred HUNTINGTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William B. INMAN, died 19th November 1861, aged 19 years, Midshipman, HMS Marlborough. Whilst the ship was at exercise stations he fell from the main top, striking the rigging and a lower deck port, before finally falling into the sea. He was picked up and taken to Bighi Naval Hospital. He later died due to his skull being fractured

John JACKSON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William JACKSON, HMS Madagascar, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 30th January 1831

Thomas JACOBS, HMS St.Vincent, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 22nd July 1831

William JAMES, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Cambridge, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Henry C. JARVIS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

W. JOHNS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Harry J. JOHNSON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John JOHNSON, Quartermaster, HMS Edinburgh, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

William JOHNSON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Malcolm JOLLIFFE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Charles H. JONES. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William S. KAY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George KETTLE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George KING, died 9th June 1847, Boatswain of HMS Ceylon. By accident he fell from a gangway into a boat lying alongside, severely injuring his spine and head. He was taken to the Naval Hospital, but died the next day

James KING, Captain of the Mast, HMS Ganges, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Thomas KITNEY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Thomas KNIGHT, HMS Melville, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 18th June 1830

John LACEY, died 16th January 1829

John LADSTONE, HMS Britannia, died 22nd November 1829

James LAMB, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Vanguard, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Frederick LAMPARD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William LANGLEY, Caulker, HMS Bellerophon, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Martin LAUGHLIN, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Pembroke, died 14th November 1837 in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

H. LAWLER, Boy, HMS Bellerophon, died in May 1870 in Bighi Naval Hospital. He fell from aloft and sustained multiple injuries which were the cause of his death

James LEACH, AB, HMS Wellesley, died 12th March 1829

Walter LEGG, Qtr.Mstr, HMS Wellesley, died 12th October 1829

Thomas LEONARD, O/S, HMS Bellerophon, died 6th April 1839

John H. LEWIS, Boy, HMS Britannia, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Amy Frances LIDDELL, died at Bighi Royal Naval Hospital on 28th May 1868, the daughter of E.S. Liddell, aged 8 months two weeks

Ethel Mary Geraldine LIDDELL, the infant daughter of E.S. Liddell, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital on 25th November 1871, aged 5 months

Frederick LINNELL. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Owen J. LLEWELLYN, Surgeon, HMS Hydra, died on Saturday 3rd August 1867 at Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, where he had been taken from his ship. He was buried in the Hospital Cemetery

W. LOCK, died 18th January 1854, Lieutenant, aged 29 years, of HM Steamer Agamemnon, at the Bighi Naval Hospital from an accident

Robert LONGHURST. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Richard LORAM. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John LOSCOMBE, Seaman, HMS Asia, died 1st April 1829

Edward LUBE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John LUCAS, D/Man, HMS Thunderer, died 1st March 1836

J.E. McKAY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Robert McKENZIE, Seaman, HMS Tyne, died 22nd February 1839

Neal McLELAN, HMS Britannia, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 31st May 1830

William McMILLAN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Walter MANN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George MASON, Able Seaman, HMS Ganges, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Thomas MATHERALL, HMS Britannia, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 24th March 1830

George E. MEAD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William MEDLEN, Boy 2nd Class, HMS Implacable, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

John MIFFLINGS, HMS Spartiate, died 6th October 1829

John MILLARD, Boatswain, HMS Blonde, died 22nd January 1829

William MILLICHAP, HMS St.Vincent, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 12th December 1831

Paymaster and Purser MILNER, HMS Gladiator, died Friday 7th April 1848, at Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi

N. MITCHELL, died on Friday 8th October 1847, at the Naval Hospital after a long and painful illness Mr.N.Mitchell. For many years a pilot in Her Majesty's Service. Had been a pilot for twenty years. His funeral took place at the hospital on the following day. He left two daughters, and a subscription in the Fleet was made on their behalf

Francesco MIZZI, Seaman, HMS Asia, died 30th December 1836

John MONDAY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Andrew MOODY, Assistant Surgeon, HMS Zebra, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, buried 19th June 1840

Edward J. MOORCROFT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

H. MORRIS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Joshua MORRIS, HMS Cordelia, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 3rd November 1831

Henry MUNRO. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Thomas NEW. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

L.J.A. NEWMAN, Lieutenant, HMS Ceylon, died 8th October 1837. Committed suicide by taking arsenic. He had been 16 years a Mate. His last resting place the cemetery of the hospital.

Richard NICHOLAS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James NORTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

George NYE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

W. OVERDEN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John OVERTON, HMS Bellerophon, died 12th December 1838

Captain A.R. OWEN, died 8th June 1866 in Bighi Royal Navy Hospital. He had been appointed to HMS Falcon then in Australia and was about to leave Malta to join his new ship

James PALLETT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

H.H. PARKER, 2nd Master, HMS Bellerophon, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Frederick PARSONS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Stewart R. PATTULO, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Devastation, died in Bighi Hospital on 9th August 1875. Buried in the Hospital cemetery on the 11th

Alfred PAWLEY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John PAYNE, HMS Pelican, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 15th September 1830

Alexander PEACOCK, HMS Britannia, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 4th June 1831

John PEARCE, AB, HMS Talavera, died 22nd August 1838

Charles H. PEARSE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Henry PEIRSE, Lieutenant, HMS Wellesley, died 10th May 1829

Gibbons PEMBERTON, Sailmaker, HMS Weazle, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 5th June 1830

George PENNICOTT, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Cambridge, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

Albert E. PERKINS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Ellen Phoebi (sic) PERRIN. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

R. PETRIE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William PICKARD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Frederick PITTS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Joseph Simon POLE, died Tuesday 27th April 1852, aged 29 years, at the Royal Naval Hospital

A. POLLIKETT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Robert PORTER, QM, HMS Scylla, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 12th October 1832

Edwin PRATT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Joseph PRATT, HMS Ganges, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 19th January 1832

Thomas H. PRATT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

B. Melita PRETNELL. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William PROCTOR. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John RANDALL, Seaman, HMS Madagascar, died 30th June 1829

Rosina RECORD. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William C. REED. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Commander REID, died abt.19th March 1863, at Bighi Naval hospital. About 100 officers from all services and parties of seamen from every ship in harbour attended his burial in the hospital cemetery. The service was conducted by the Hospital Chaplain, the Reverend R.B. Howe, and the Reverend William Dearden, Chaplain of HMS Magicienne.

A. REYNOLDS, Boy 1st Class, HMS Rodney, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

William REYPART, L/M, HMS Pembroke, died in Bighi Royal Navy Hospital, between 1st April and 30th June 1839

Francis James Conynghame ROBERTSON, died 21st August 1870 at Bighi Naval Hospital, the infant son of Dr. M. Robertson

Richard ROBINSON, Seaman, HMS Blonde, died 14th March 1829

Robert ROSE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John ROWLANDS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James RUSSELL, HMS Asia, died 7th September 1829

Joshua RUSSELL, HMS Asia, died 26th January 1839

William RUTLER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William RYE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Frank SALVESON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Benjamin SAMSON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Joseph SARGENT, Boy 2nd Class, HMS Powerful, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st July and 30th September 1841

Robert SAUNDERS, Petty Officer, died 22nd October 1866, lately pensioned from HMS Gibraltar, awaiting a passage to England. He died on board HMS Hibernia, after falling into the hold and fracturing his skull. Buried in Bighi Hospital cemetery

Richard SCOREY, O/S, HMS Minden, died 21st August 1838

Stephen SCRIVERS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Albert Leslie SEALY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

T.W. SETHBRIDGE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William SHEARS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James SILLENCE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James SLEE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William A. SMALE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Arthur SMITH. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Charles SMITH, Marine, HMS Revenge, died 13th August 1829

Harry SMITH. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Michael SMITH, 2nd Master, died in Bighi Royal Navy Hospital, between 1st April and 30th June 1839

Nicholas SMITH, Q.M., HMS Bellerophon, died 28th May 1839

Thomas SMITH, HMS Pembroke, died 18th November 1837

William SMITH, HMS Revenge, died 18th August 1829

G.J.R. SNOW, Lieutenant, HMS Cyclops, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

Minnie SOWDEN. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Thomas SPARKS, HMS Britannia, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 2nd May 1830

Scott Charles SPEARS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Gustav William SPEARS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Arthur Scott SPEARS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Chandos Scudamore Scudamore STANHOPE, Captain, died 7th July 1871 in Bighi Naval Hospital, aged 47 years, commanding HMS Caledonia

Mr.STANTON, late Boatswain, HMS Alexandra, funeral took place 2nd January 1889 at the Royal Naval Hospital Bighi

Harry STARKS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John STATES, Stoker, HMS Confiance, died 18th June 1837

Louisa E. STEAR. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Peter STEBRICK. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Joseph STEDWORTHY, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Minden, died in Bighi Royal Navy Hospital, between 1st April and 30th June 1839

Richard O. STUART, died 15th October 1853, R.N., at Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, Master of HMS Trafalgar

Frederick STUBBS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Cornelius SULLIVAN, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Powerful, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

John SULLIVAN, Seaman, HMS Vanguard, died 9th November 1837 in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

William SUTTON. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Owen Thomas TALBOT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Henry TAVERNER, HMS Ocean, died 8th August 1829

James TAYLOR. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James TAYLOR. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William TAYLOR. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Walter TILLER. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Albert TODD. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Lewis VINCENT, HMS St.Vincent, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 29th December 1831

Edward WALDEN, Sailmaker, HMS Thunderer, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

William WALKER, HMS Britannia, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 25th February 1831

James WALTERS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

G. WATKINS, Boatswain, HMS Hibernia, died in Royal Naval Hospital Saturday 1st November 1890

Miss WATT, died 22nd December 1846 at Bighi, Miss Watt, the sister of Dr. Watt, Deputy Inspector of Naval Hospital.

Dr. William Coubrough WATT MD. FRCS, died 20th August 1848, at his residence in Rinella Bay, Deputy Inspector of Royal Naval Hospital. He served upwards of 30 years in the Royal Navy.  He was buried next to his sister at Bighi cemetery, the sole survivor of a once numerous family.

Beatrice Mary WEST. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Edward WEST, died abt.14th November 1861, Chief Engineer on Malacca. Buried in Bighi hospital cemetery

G.R WEST, died Sunday 23rd June 1844, Assistant Surgeon, of  HMS Hecla, at the Royal Naval Hospital Bighi

Charles WESTON, HMS Asia, died 28th December 1829

James WHISHAIN, Clerk in Charge, HMS Megara, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, buried 30th June 1840

William WHITE. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Hunter WHITESIDE, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Bellerophon, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st January and 30th June 1841

W. WICKS, Able Seaman, HMS Hastings, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Melita WILBY. Her remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John WILDING, O/S, HMS Spartiate, died 20th January 1829

J.S. WILKINSON, died Wednesday 5th March 1845, Master of the Steam frigate HMS Devastation, at Royal Naval Hospital Bighi

Gilbert WILLIAMS. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

James WILLIAMS, HMS St.Vincent, his body was sent to Bighi Naval Hospital for interment, and a post mortem was carried out by Dr. John Liddell 23rd September 1831

James WILLIAMS, HMS Dido, died 22nd December 1838

M.C.S. WILLIAMSON, HMS Cyclops, died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital between 1st October and 31st December 1840

Edward WOODLEY. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Charles WRIGHT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John WRIGHT, AB, HMS Vernon, died 4th January 1836

R. WRIGHT. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

William Warren WRIGHT, died the evening of 8th December 1842, at the Naval Hospital, Assistant Surgeon of HMS Monarch. Buried in the Naval Hospital cemetery

Thomas YOUNC (sic). His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

John W. ZOULDEN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

Frank ZUIN. His remains were placed in the mass grave at Kalkara

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