MALTESE SOLDIERS 1800 - 1972

During the British period the following units were raised locally in Malta:

 

The Maltese Light Infantry 1800 – 1802

The Maltese Pioneers 1800 – 1802

The Maltese Militia 1801 – 1802

The Maltese Militia Coast Artillery 1801 - 1802

The Maltese Provincial Battalions 1802 – 1805

The Maltese Coast Artillery 1803 – 1815

The Malta Veterans 1803 - 1815

The Royal Malta Regiment 1805 – 1811

The Royal Maltese Military Artificers and Sappers and Miners 1806 – 1817

The Royal Malta Fencible Regiment 1815 - 1861

The Royal Malta Fencible Pensioners Company 1854 – 1861

The Royal Malta Fencible Artillery 1861 - 1889

The Maltese Militia 1852 – 1857

The Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 – 1864

The Royal Malta Regiment of Militia 1889 – 1903

The Royal Malta Artillery 1889 - 1976

The Malta Militia Division of Submarine Miners, Royal Engineers, 1892 – 1921

The King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia 1903 – 1921

The King's Own Malta Regiment 1931 – 1972

24th Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, 1935 – 1976

Malta Signal Squadron 1939 – 1972

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Royal Malta Regiment of Militia Colour Sergeant 1897

Colonel Royal Malta Artillery 1890

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Carmelo ABDILLA, 2647, CQMS. He was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. During WWII he was a Lieutenant serving with the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, promoted to Captain in 1944

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Salvatore ABDILLA, born c1803, Private served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 30 years 342 days, and obtained a pension

Gunner ABELA, 11779, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in July 1959

A. ABELA, a Lieutenant serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960

A.S. ABELA, a Lieutenant serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

Anthony ABELA, 50900, Private, 3rd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment. The husband of Mrs. F. Abela, of Zabbar, died on 16th January 1945

C. ABELA, 19605, Private, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, died on 2nd March 1916, aged 24 years. Buried in the Guards Cemetery, Cuinchy, France. The son of Mary and Charles Abela and husband of Mrs. Maria Abela of 43 Strada San Francesco, Cospicua

Charles ABELA, 205330, Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 24th January 1945 in a motorcycle accident, aged 40 years. The son of Paul and Amalia Abela, and the husband of Mrs. Antoinette Abela, of Birkirkara. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

E. ABELA, 6213, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 7th July 1915. Buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Limassol, Cyprus

E. ABELA, 4487, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services in WWII

F. ABELA, Bombardier, serving with the Royal Malta Artillery in 1970

Giovanni ABELA, Private, born c1804, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 65 days, and obtained a pension

J. ABELA, 3665, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services in WWII

J. ABELA, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 15th April 1951. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Jack ABELA, Sapper, 30442, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 1st February 1941, aged 20 years. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Joseph ABELA, 6787, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment. The son of Carmelo and Carmela Abela, of Rabat. Died at his residence in Rabat on 25th March 1942, aged 20 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph Vincent ABELA, was born on 31st December 1903. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from King's Own Malta Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 16th September 1925. Promoted to Lieutenant on 16th September 1927, Captain on 27th May 1933, Major on 16th September 1942 and Lieutenant Colonel on 26th February 1948. He retired on 29th October 1951 to form and command the Civil Defence Corps of Malta. During WWII he had commanded several Coastal batteries of the Royal Malta Artillery. He died on 31st March 1975

Michael ABELA, 1248, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 6th October 1915, from wounds he received from an explosion in H.M. Dockyard on 5th October. He was aged 46 years, and the son of Luigi Abela, and husband of Mrs. Helena Abela of 12 Strada Parrochiale, Dingli. On 1st October 1907 he received his Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, with a gratuity. He was buried in Addolorata Cemetery

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On 10th October 1961 Sapper ABELA together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

AGIUS, 2095, C.Q.M.S., 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Gunner AGIUS, 11796, married, serving with the Royal Malta Artillery in May 1957

Gunner AGIUS, 4797, married, serving with the Royal Malta Artillery in January 1956

A. AGIUS, Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, serving on 25th October 1911

Alfred Victor Louis Benedict AGIUS, Captain, serving with the City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) during WWI and awarded the Military Cross in January 1916 for his bravery

Amabile AGIUS, 7014, Labourer, 2nd Battalion, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 4th September 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Carmelo AGIUS, M/374677, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 25th December 1918, aged 25 years. The son of Giuseppa and Salvatore Agius, of Qormi. Buried in Chela Kula Military Cemetery, Serbia

Francis AGIUS, Gunner, 41440, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 20th July 1942, aged 20 years. The son of George and Paula Agius, of Sliema. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

G. AGIUS, 10507, Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 9th October 1918, aged 20 years. The son of Michelina and Carmelo Agius of 4 Strada Leone, Cospicua. Died of pneumonia. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

G. AGIUS, 1506, R.Q.M.S., 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

H. AGIUS, 8238, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services in WWII

Joseph AGIUS, Private, joined the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1938

J.C. AGIUS, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

J.E. AGIUS, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, serving on 31st July 1908

J.E. AGIUS, 103639, Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Cross during WWII

Lewis AGIUS, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery on 4th July 1916 with the same rank.  He was demobbed on 1st April 1920

Richard Victor Joseph Roy AGIUS, Captain, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), died on 26th October 1917, aged 21 years, the son of Maria Concetta and Edward Tancred Agius. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Rosario AGIUS, Private, born c1796, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 22 years 180 days, and obtained a pension

S. AGIUS, 10667, Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 28th February 1919, aged 25 years. The son of Giorgia and Francesco Agius of 3 Strada Reale, Qormi. Died of pneumonia. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

S. AGIUS, Gunner, 20338, 11 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 8th April 1941, aged 21 years. The son of Joseph and Vincentia Agius, of Sliema. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Salvatore AGIUS, 3015, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 4th November 1917, aged 19 years. The son of Maria and Lorenzo Agius, of 101 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

T.J. AGIUS, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 30th April 1902

Vincenzo AGIUS, 3668, WOII/B.S.M., Royal Malta Artillery, awarded Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1939, King George VI issue. Also WWII medals, and in 1953 the Coronation Medal and 1954 the Army Meritorious Service medal

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Tony AGIUS FERRANTE, Major, Surgeon, Royal Malta Artillery, serving in 1965/1971

M. AGIUS VADALA, Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery, serving in WWII

Giuseppe AJMANZA, Private, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 220 days, and obtained a pension

Mederico de Marchesi ALESSI, served as an Ensign with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 23rd January 1825. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th January 1827, Captain on 10th July 1840, and Brevet Major on 11th November 1851. He retired on 12th March 1852, and died in January 1858

Vincenzo ALLEGRINI, a Captain in the Maltese Provincial Battalions from November 1802 until his death in October 1811

Alfred ALLISON, 10951, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 30th April 1941

Francis ALOISO, M/373929, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 21st October 1918, aged 39 years. The son of Felicia and Giovanni Aloiso, and husband of Mrs. Vicenza Aloiso of 40 Strada Terza, Msida. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery

Edgar Robert Paul AMATO, was born on 4th October 1913. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 28th February 1933 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 28th February 1936. He formed and commanded the 10 LAA Battery on 2nd December 1940 until 11th December 1942. He was awarded the Military Cross during WWII. He retired for health reasons on 1st September 1943

A. AMATO GAUCI, appointed a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 3rd May 1903 and promoted to Captain in August 1912, then to Major

Bernard Edward Paul AMATO GAUCI, born on 1st November 1901. Joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st December 1923. Promoted to Lieutenant on 1st December 1926 and Captain on 3rd January 1931

B.F. AMATO GAUCI, King's Own Malta Regiment. He joined the regiment as a Private in January 1937 and was promoted in May 1939 to Corporal then commissioned in October 1939 as 2nd Lieutenant. Further promotion to Captain followed in September 1941. At the end of the Second World War he relinquished his commission. In 1951 he rejoined the regiment with the rank of Captain, becoming a Major in 1953. He held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1962 when he took over command of the 1st Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment

D. AMATO GAUCI, Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Malta Artillery in 1927

E. AMATO GAUCI, appointed Lieutenant on 25th September 1899 in the 1st Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia and promoted to Captain on 9th January 1907, then to Major. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Edward P. AMATO GAUCI, was born on 19th November 1901, and joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st December 1923. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st December 1925 and Captain on 3rd January 1931. On account of ill health he was placed on half pay on 25th May 1935. He died on 15th July 1939

F.E. AMATO GAUCI, acting Major, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the M.B.E. for his services during WWII

G. AMATO GAUCI, 115560, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Cross during WWII

Herbert Paul AMATO GAUCI, 168506, Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment. Married to Maria Amato Gauci

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Hugh ANASTASI, Lieutenant, serving with the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

J. ANASTASI, Lieutenant, served with the Royal Malta Artillery in WWII

J. ANASTASI, Sergeant, serving with 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

H. ANDREWS, 8126, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services during WWII

L. APAP, 8129, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services in WWII

Mario APAP BOLOGNA, Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Captain in 1938, and promoted to Major in the 2nd Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment in September 1939. In 1940 a 3rd Battalion was raised and he was appointed Commanding Officer with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel

A. AQUILINA, Lance-Bombardier, 41537, 2 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died 18th May 1942, aged 19 years. The son of Carlo and Melania Aquilina, nee Pisani, of Vittoriosa. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

A. AQUILINA, appointed Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Artillery, on 15th September 1940

Angelo AQUILINA, 2957, W.O.I., Royal Malta Artillery. He was promoted to W.O.I. on 3rd December 1932. He was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1930 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 1941

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E. AQUILINA, 8431, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 9th November 1916, aged 21 years. The son of Paolo Aquilina of 129 Strada Reale, Birkirkara. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Emanuel J.C. AQUILINA, Lieutenant, serving with the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

G. AQUILINA, 9692, Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 14th December 1916, aged 34 years. The son of Rosa and Lorenzo Aquilina, and husband of Mrs. Caterina Aquilina of 10 Strada Vescovo, Zebbug. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

M. AQUILINA, 10166, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 10th April 1916, aged 34 years. The son of Giuseppa and Saverio Aquilina of 19 Strada Stretta, Floriana. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

N.H. AQUILINA, Bombardier, 11561, Royal Malta Artillery, buried on 29th October 1951 in Imtarfa Cemetery

R. AQUILINA, Captain, serving with the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Tommaso AQUILINA, Sergeant, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 320 days, and obtained a pension 

V. AQUILINA, 4948, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 1st October 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Walter AQUILINA, 2nd Lieutenant, serving with the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1941

Sapper ARENA, 5140, married, serving with the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in October 1953

Gioacchino ARENA, served as an Ensign in the Maltese Light Infantry from 26th August 1801 until 5th November 1802. Then made a Captain in the Malta Provisional Battalion from 6th November 1802 until 15th April 1805. He became a Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Malta on 16th April 1805 until 15th August 1809. He died in Augusta, Sicily

A. ARRIGO, was appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 25th April 1893 and Captain in 2nd Battalion, Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st August 1899

A. ARRIGO, Major 1st January 1914, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

J. ARRIGO, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, commissioned in September 1939

Alfred ASPHAR, 2nd Lieutenant, serving with the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1941

J.V. ASPINALL, was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. Promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1891

J.V. ASPINALL, appointed Major on 30th June 1910, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Giovanni Battista ASSENZA, served as an Ensign with the Maltese Provincial Battalions and retired 25th February 1807. Rejoined the Army as an Ensign in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 25th February 1815 and retired on 25th March 1816

 A. ATTARD, 7822, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 20th September 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

A. ATTARD, 446241, Private, Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force, died on 7th April 1916. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium

A. ATTARD, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Anthony ATTARD, 291, Sapper, Royal Engineers, died on 15th March 1918, aged 22 years. The son of Kate and Charles Attard of Birkirkara. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Carmelo ATTARD, 4820, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 20th September 1918, aged 28 years. The son of Maria and Giuseppe Attard, and husband of Mrs. Carmela Attard of Zeebug. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Carmelo ATTARD, 156, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 4th April 1919. Buried in the Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

E. ATTARD, S/19053828, Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps, awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1954, Queen Elizabeth II issue

Emanuel ATTARD, 50679, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment

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Felice ATTARD, M/374684, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 26th September 1918, aged 23 years. The son of Vittoria and Antonio Attard, of 69 Strada Bastione, Senglea. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Gaetano ATTARD, Private, 6331, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 2nd November 1944, in 90 General Hospital at Imtarfa. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Giuseppe ATTARD, 6346, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 20th September 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

G.D. ATTARD, Private, born c1810, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 22 years 248 days, and obtained a pension

George ATTARD, 3653, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. Later 195187, Captain. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1935, King George V issue

 

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Giuseppe ATTARD, 3107, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Discharged to pension in 1946.    Awarded the British War and Victory Medal. In 1933 he was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He died in 1978

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John ATTARD, 6519, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment, from Zabbar. Died at Luqa airfield during dive-bombing on 26th December 1941, aged 20 years. Buried Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph ATTARD, 10690, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 9th April 1942.  The son of Mr and Mrs A. Attard, of Luqa

Lewis ATTARD, Private, 50838, 10th Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died 27th December 1942, aged 25 years. Accidentally shot by another soldier whilst on guard duty at Rabat. The son of Joseph and Virginia Attard, and the husband of Mrs. Josephine Attard, of Zabbar. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

P. ATTARD, 8, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 24th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Paul ATTARD, Bombardier, 4290, 2 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 8th May 1942, aged 32 years. The son of Carmel and Antonia Attard, and the husband of Mrs. Manuela Attard, all of Zebbug. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Paul ATTARD, 6430, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 16th April 1942, aged 19 years, whilst on leave. The son of Mrs C. Attard, of Qormi

R. ATTARD, 6342, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 19th April 1918. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

W. ATTARD, Major, serving with the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960

W.J. ATTARD, Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Artillery serving in March 1941

Raphael C. AVALLONE, Sapper, 18133145, aged 27 years, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, of Sliema.  Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died on 11th October 1961. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Ignazio AXIAK, 5051, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 23rd September 1918, aged 19 years. The son of Maria Teresa and Salvatore Axiak, of San Lorenzo, Gozo. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Paul AXIAK, Gunner, 40719, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th May 1943, aged 29 years. The son of Publio and Antonia Axiak, and the husband of Mrs. Nazzarena Axiak. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

E.J. AXISA, Lieutenant serving with the Royal Malta Artillery in February 1941

A. AZZOPARDI, Private, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1967

Andrea AZZOPARDI, Private, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 34 years 315 days, and obtained a pension

C. AZZOPARDI, Corporal, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1967

Carmel AZZOPARDI, 4065, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th December 1947. The husband of Mrs A. Azzopardi, of Rabat

Charles AZZOPARDI, Private, 50874, 10th Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 9th July 1942, aged 20 years. Accidentally killed by a hand grenade which he found in a field and was holding. The son of John and Mary Azzopardi, nee Vella, of Gozo. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

E. AZZOPARDI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Emmanuel AZZOPARDI, 4773, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 12th February 1943, aged 22 years. The son of Joseph and Paula Azzopardi of Birkirkara. Buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

G. AZZOPARDI, 7219, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 11th October 1918. Buried in the Struma Military Cemetery, Greece

G. AZZOPARDI, 4111, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 23rd December 1918. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph AZZOPARDI, joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 2nd April 1898. Died on 16th November 1898

Joseph AZZOPARDI, 7853, Private, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died 2nd April 1941. Accidentally shot whilst on duty near Mgarr. The son of Mr and Mrs S. Azzopardi, of Rabat

Lewis AZZOPARDI, 42358, Gunner, 3rd LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 13th March 1943. The son of Mr and Mrs J. Azzopardi, of Attard

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Matthew AZZOPARDI together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Michele AZZOPARDI, Corporal, born c1806, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 110 days, and obtained a pension

M.F. AZZOPARDI, Lieutenant, serving with the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Nicola AZZOPARDI, 7819, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 16th September 1918, aged 28 years. The son of Annunziata and Carmelo Azzopardi, and husband of Mrs. Emmanuela Azzopardi of 30 Simmons Avenue, Tarxien. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

P. AZZOPARDI, 4038, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 14th September 1918. Buried in the Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

P. AZZOPARDI, 7619, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 25th October 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Paul AZZOPARDI, Gunner, 10467, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 15th August 1944, aged 38 years. The son of Anthony and Carmena Azzopardi, and the husband of Mrs Rosina Azzopardi, of Rabat. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

P.J. AZZOPARDI, C.S.M., serving with the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

V. AZZOPARDI, Captain, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Edgar BAJONA, 6137, Lance-Corporal, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 4th February 1940, due to a road accident. The son of Mrs M. Bajona, of Sliema

E. BALBI, Lieutenant in the Maltese Provincial Battalions, and retired on 25th February 1807. Re-joined the Army briefly as a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from February 1815 until 25th March 1816

Henry Alexander BALBI, was born on 9th October 1867, and joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 3rd December 1887. He was serving when the Regiment changed its title to the Royal Malta Artillery and was promoted to Lieutenant on 14th February 1891, Captain on 1st April 1896 and Major on 1st April 1899. He retired on November 1910 and died in 1937

L. BALBI MD, Assistant Surgeon with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment in 1815. He retired in March 1816

Anthony BALDACCHINO, Private, 51621, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 25th April 1942 in Qormi, aged 24 years. The son of Mary Anne Baldacchino, of Qormi. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Frances BALDACCHINO, Gunner, 10774, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 20th July 1942, aged 21 years. The son of Joseph and Theresa Baldacchino, of Qormi. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

C. BALDACCHINO KERR, Captain, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

G. BALZAN, 8135, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal in WWII

L. BALZAN, Lieutenant, Maltese Provincial Battalions, then continued with the same rank in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until retirement on 31st January 1817

C. BANKS, Surgeon with the Maltese Provincial Battalions then Assistant Surgeon with Royal Regiment of Malta in 1805. He remained with the Regiment until it was disbanded in 1811. He retired in 1814

Andrew BARBARA, M/373893, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 29th October 1918, aged 19 years, the son of Marianna ad Salvatore Barbara, of 38 Strada Marina, Cospicua. Buried in Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia

F. BARBARA, 3465, Ganger, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 29th April 1918, aged 22 years, the son of G. Barbara of 2 Strada San Giovanni, Valletta. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Fidele BARBARA, 3193, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

J. BARBARA, 4775, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services in WWII

Joseph BARBARA, 2905. Corporal, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment. Born in 1931, enlisted in 1949.

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V. BARBARA, 1399, Private, served in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in WWII. From Birkirkara

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George BARBARO Marquis of St. George, appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. Retired on 15th November 1892

A. BARRETT, 9354, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 1st February 1916, aged 20 years, the son of Paola and Richard Barrett of 15 Strada Conservatorio, Floriana. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

C.J. BARTOLI, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

Harold A. BARTOLI, Lieutenant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment, in 1957/1960

A.J. BARTOLO, Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his services during WWII

Edgar BARTOLO, 132208, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 30th April 1941. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

F. BARTOLO, 823, Private, Australian Infantry, Australian Expeditionary Force, died on 9th August 1918. Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France

Nazzareno BARTOLO, Sapper, 91067, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 7th February 1943. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Joseph BARTOLO PARNIS, Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment. Whilst on duty with his platoon at Qrendi airstrip they came under a night-time attack by enemy aircraft, and with disregard for his own personal safety he collected his men and moved with them to a safe place. Also, when at Hal Far airfield he organised his men so efficiently that they were able to carry out repairs between air raids so that the runway area was kept serviceable. He was awarded the M.B.E. for his services during WWII

Giovani BASTIANTINI, 339, Gunner, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Queen Victoria issue

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Patrick J. BEACOM, 2nd Lieutenant, serving with the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

R.A. BECK, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

N. BELL, Private, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1971

F. BELLIA, 7209, Private, Australian Infantry, died on 17th April 1918. Buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, France

G. BELLIZZI, 1534, C.Q.M.S., serving with the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

A. BENCINI, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 28th February 1903

George BENCINI, Lieutenant, Signal Officer, serving with the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in September 1939

G.A. BENCINI, Major, serving with the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Karl BENCINI, Lieutenant, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

R. BENCINI, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 18th August 1914

Joseph BENEDETTI, Gunner, 43079, 4 Searchlight Battery, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 17th April 1944, aged 18 years. The son of Adolph and Carmen Benedetti, of Gzira. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

A. BERNARD, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 30th April 1902

A.V. BERNARD, appointed a Lieutenant, in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 17th June 1907

Bernard Frederick Paul BERNARD, Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died on 21st December 1914, aged 20 years. The son of Colonel E.E. Bernard. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

E.E. BERNARD, joined the Devonshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 14th September 1887. Transferred to the Army Service Corps on 10th May 1890. Promoted to Lieutenant on 14th September 1890 and Captain on 15th October 1892

H.L BERNARD, appointed a Captain in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st August 1899

Joseph Francis BERNARD, was born on 24th October 1871. Joined the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as 2nd Lieutenant on 1st October 1889, then transferred to Royal Malta Artillery on 15th July 1891 with the same rank. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th July 1894 and Captain on 4th November 1896. He was the Adjutant from 27th March 1897 until 11th November 1899

Ludovico BERNARD MD, was born on 10th September 1803. After practicing at the Central Civil Hospital for 18 years he joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as Assistant Surgeon on 27th January 1843 being promoted to Surgeon on 9th May 1849. He continued serving when the title of the Regiment was changed to Royal Malta Artillery and became Surgeon-Major on 25th January 1871. He died on 3rd November 1872 whilst on leave in Naples, but his body was brought back to Malta for burial with Military honours

Paolo BERNARD, was born on 24th September 1841. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 17th September 1858, and promoted to Lieutenant on 25th January 1861 when the Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Fencible Artillery. He was the Adjutant from 1st August 1868 until 9th November 1877. Further promotion to Captain took place on 5th September 1877, and Major on 10th November 1885. The Regiment changed its title again in 1889, and with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 17th February 1897 until he retired on 24th September 1901

R.L. BERNARD, appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 5th January 1893. The son of Major Bernard

Surgeon Major L. BERNARD, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, died at Naples on 3rd November 1872. His body was brought to Malta and funeral held on Thursday 14th November in Addolorata cemetery

Emanuel BEZZINA, M2/373265, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 8th January 1919, aged 30 years. The son of Rosa and Michele Bezzina, of Birkirkara. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Carol BIANCHI, 93269, Private, Army Pay Corps, Malta Territorial Force, died on 27th January 1945. The son of Mrs. L. Bianchi, of Balzan

Giuseppe BIANCHI, Private, born c1799, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 26 days, and obtained a pension

Robert BLACKMAN, 2430, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1919, King George V issue

Gunner BONAVIA, 18133120, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in February 1961

C. BONAVIA, commissioned in September 1939 as a 2nd Lieutenant, in the King's Own Malta Regiment

C. BONAVIA, Captain, serving with the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Charles Emanuel BONAVIA, 157, Private, Australian Infantry, died on 25th April 1915, aged 27 years. The son of Georgina and Emmanuel T. Bonavia, of 331 Strada St. Paolo, Valletta. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey

C.F. BONAVIA, Lieutenant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1938

E. BONAVIA MD, served in the Indian Medical Service. Appointed Assistant Surgeon on 4th August 1857, Surgeon on 4th August 1869, Surgeon Major on 1st July 1873 and Brigade Surgeon on 17th January 1885

Joseph BONAVIA, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, appointed Lieutenant on 7th November 1862, when he was 22 years old. He became Lieutenant and Paymaster on 30th July 1872. He died on 11th March 1874

Thomas Emmanuel BONAVIA, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 12th October 1852 and was promoted to Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 25th January 1861, and to Captain on 1st February 1871. He was Adjutant of the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery from 17th September 1861 until 31st July 1868. He retired on 1st March 1878

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Vincenzo BONAVIA. Joined the Maltese Provincial Battalions as a Lieutenant, then continued with the same rank in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment until 24th March 1816. Re-joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 11th February 1822 as an Ensign, being promoted to Lieutenant on 25th January 1825, and Captain on 2nd January 1840. He retired on full pay on 12th February 1847. He died in December 1861

John BONAVITA, was born on 12th January 1880. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 8th December 1900, promoted to Lieutenant on 8th December 1903, and acting Captain 25th May 1918 until 30th July 1920, he reverted to Lieutenant and retired on 23rd August 1926. When he died on 22nd April 1975 he was 95 years old

Loreto BONAVITA, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 17th February 1840, and promoted to Lieutenant on 7th May 1852 and Captain on 24th March 1861. He was Adjutant from 12th February 1847 until 16th September 1861. He died on 9th February 1864, aged 49 years, whilst serving in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery and was buried in the Jesuit's Church, Valletta

Carmelo BONDIN, 20104, Lance-Bombardier, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 9th October 1942, aged 23 years. The son of Paul and Angela Bondin, Mqabba, and the husband of Mrs. Teresa Bondin of Mqabba. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Frank George BONELLA, 224179, Colonel, Army Legal Services, died on 20th October 1969, aged 58 years. Born on 19th August 1911. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Anthony BONELLO, 51111, Bombardier, King’s Own Malta Regiment, from Gozo. Died whilst on leave on 18th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Claudio BONELLO, Lieutenant, served with the Maltese Provincial Battalions until 14th April 1805. He joined the Royal Regiment of Malta on 15th April 1805 until 1811. On 25th February 1815 he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment, with promotion to Captain on 23rd January 1825. He died whilst serving on 23rd November 1828

Giovanni BONELLO, was born on 5th November 1897, and enlisted in the Royal Malta Artillery on 19th August 1912. The army became his career and he rose through the ranks. He was an RQMS at the outbreak of the Second World War, and was given an Emergency War Commission as a Lieutenant on 13th November 1939. Promotion to acting Captain was made on 1st March 1940, and he held the rank of acting Major by the end of the War. He continued his army service and was awarded the MBE (London Gazette 1st January 1954) a couple of months before he left the army on 1st March 1954, after 42 years continuous service. He died on 29th October 1977

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George BONELLO, 35163, Lance Corporal, King's Own Malta Regiment, died on 15th July 1942. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

G.V. BONELLO, MD, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Surgeon Captain on 6th September 1939

J. BONELLO, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965

J.G. BONELLO, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

J.V.C. BONELLO, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st March 1916

L. BONELLO, BSM, serving with the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Saviour BONELLO, 51359, Private, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, of Valletta. Died in 90 General Hospital, Imtarfa, on 4th May 1942. The son of Mrs V. Bonello, of Sliema

T. BONELLO GHIO, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960

Angelo BONETT, M/374258, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 6th September 1918, aged 20 years. The son ofAntonia and Giuseppe Bonett, of 13 Strada San Guilians, Birkirkara. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece

Giacomo BONETT, Private, born c1801, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 287 days, and obtained a pension

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Emmanuel BONGAILAS together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

A. BONNICI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Antonio BONNICI, 7290, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died 17th December 1918, aged 25 years. The son of Rosa and Felice Bonnici, of Strada Carmine, Luqa. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Carmenu BONNICI together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Ernest BONNICI, 1658, Private, Middlesex Regiment, died on 1st July 1916, aged 33 years. The son of Paolo Bonnici, and husband of Mrs. Josephine Bonnici, nee Zammitt. Buried in the Hawthorne Ridge Cemetery, Auchonvillers, France

Giovanni BONNICI, 2688, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915. Buried in the Kalkara Naval Cemetery

J. BONNICI, Captain, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Joseph L. BONNICI, was born in 1893. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 19th June 1918. He was demobbed on 1st April 1920

Francis Xavier BOOL, 12211, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. Transferred to the Armed Forces of Malta, and promoted to Sergeant.  Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1970, Queen Elizabeth II issue. He was born in Floriana on 24th July 1934 and married Catherine Zammit in Birzebbugia in May 1953. During his army career he also served in North Africa, Cyprus and Germany.

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Fortunato Felix BORDA, Private, 30777, 1st/5th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, died 28th September 1918 in France. Prior to enrolment in the Army he spent two years studying medicine at Edinburgh University. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois memorial, Pas de Calais, France

 

 

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F.S.V. BORDA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955/1960

Antonio BORG, 2978, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. In 1930 he was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, King George V issue

Bombardier BORG, 4353, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in February 1958

C. BORG, 11503, Boy, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 13th May 1919, aged 14 years. The son of Giorgia and Rosario Borg, of 8 Strada San Paola, Hamrun. Died of pneumonia. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Carmelo BORG, 6793, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 17th September 1918. Buried in the Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Carmenu BORG together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

C.L. BORG, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, in 1960. He joined the regiment in 1938 as a Private and was promoted to Sergeant in 1939. Later commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 7th October 1939 and posted to the 2nd Battalion then forming at St. Andrew's Barracks. He attended a Company Commanders Course in Egypt, then on return to Malta appointed to the 3rd Battalion. Promotion to Captain came in 1941, and Major in 1944. At the end of WWII he was demobilised. He rejoined the Regiment with the rank of Major in 1951. He retired from the Army in August 1962

Carmelo Joseph BORG, 5027, Sapper, Royal Engineers. Served from 21st June 1939 to 30th July 1948. He was born on 14th February 1922 in Birkirkara, and died 30th January 2009 in Livonia, Michigan, U.S.A.

Edward BORG, 5256, Sapper, Royal Engineers, in 1969 awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Queen Elizabeth II issue

Emmanuel BORG, 472978, Rifleman, London Regiment (The Rangers), died on 12th September 1918, aged 24 years. The son of Rosa and Vincenzo Borg of 4 Strada Don Paolo, Luqa. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France

E.M. BORG, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

Felice BORG, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 120 days, and obtained a pension

Francis BORG, Cook, 3872, Malta Auxiliary Corps, died on 24th June 1941. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

G. BORG, 7502, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 12th November 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Giuseppe BORG, Private, born c1808, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 180 days, and obtained a pension

Giuseppe BORG, 807, in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery from 1879 until 1889, and later in Royal Malta Artillery until 1892. He was born in Dingli on 8th July 1853, and married Carmela Bonello in Dingli on 25th April 1880. He died in 1926 in Dingli

Giuseppe BORG, 2934, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915, aged 21 years. The son of Carmelo and Anna Borg nee Zammit, and husband of Mrs. Innocenza Borg, nee Farrugia, of 37 Strada San Basilio, Mqabba. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Guglielmo BORG, Private, born c1796, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 41 days, and obtained a pension

Joseph BORG, 4949, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 21st June 1942. Buried in the Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

Joseph BORG, 10033, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded WWII medals, and in 1958 Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Queen Elizabeth II issue

Lawrence BORG, 40450, Gunner, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th October 1942. The son of Mr and Mrs P. Borg, of Lija

L.A. BORG, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer of 3 LAA Regiment from June 1957 to May 1960

M. BORG, 6793, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 17th September 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Angela and Giuseppe Borg, and husband of Mrs. Anna Borg, of 6 Strada Buerak, Birkirkara. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Michele BORG, Private, born c1806, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 24 years 128 days, and obtained a pension

Paolo BORG, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 350 days, and obtained a pension

Paolo BORG, 6903, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 26th August 1918. Buried in the Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

S. BORG, 149, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 20th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Salvu BORG, C.S.M., serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1945

Saveur BORG, BNA/13301254, Private, Pioneer Corps, died on 13th December 1943, aged 31 years. The son of Joseph and Concetta Borg of Tunis. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial, England

Saviour BORG, 10721, Gunner, 2AA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th March 1941, aged 20 years. The son of Carmelo and Filomena Borg, of Sliema. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Stefano Giuseppe Antonio Carmelo (Stephen Joseph) BORG, was born on 15th July 1900. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as acting 2nd Lieutenant on 19th June 1918. After the end of WWI he continued to serve in the Regiment and was made Lieutenant 19th August 1921. Promotion to Captain was made on 13th June 1930 and Major on 28th February 1933. He was Second in Command of the Regiment from 28th February 1935 until 1st December 1939.  He served during WWII and retired on 25th October 1944. He died on 24th January 1972

Tommaso BORG, Private, born c1810, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 24 years 13 days, and obtained a pension

A. BORG CARDONA, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 30th April 1902

Alfred BORG CARDONA, joined the Royal Malta Artillery as acting 2nd Lieutenant on 19th June 1918, and demobbed on 22nd October 1919

A.A.M. BORG CARDONA, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 24th August 1941

Hugh Joseph BORG CARDONA, commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Artillery on 5th September 1939. He served in Malta 1939 – 1940, Egypt 1940 – 1943, Malta 1943 -  1963, Germany 1963 – 1964, Malta 1964 – 1965, and as Staff Captain HQ Cyrenaica 1965 - 1966.

Maurice BORG CARDONA, Captain, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Stephen R. BORG CARDONA, Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery. Died 21st April 1990

John F. BORG MANDUCA, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1971

G. BORG TESTAFERRATA, Lieutenant, serving in the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Guido BORG TESTAFERRATA, C.S.M., serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1957. He had been a member of the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment during WWII as a Lieutenant

A. BRIFFA, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia from 24th June 1910 to 23rd June 1919

Alfred BRIFFA, appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889, and promoted to Captain on 23rd September 1892

Alfred P. BRIFFA, Major, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1942

Gerald William BRIFFA, was born on 19th February 1910. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 3rd January 1931 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 3rd January 1934 and Captain on 3rd January 1939. He transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in May 1939. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel R.A.O.C. on 19th February 1965

H. BRIFFA, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, appointed a Lieutenant on 18th July 1910

John Vincent BRIFFA, was born on 7th April 1878. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 2nd April 1898, and promoted to Lieutenant on 16th August 1899. He died on 7th November 1901

Paul BRIFFA, Sapper, 30216, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 5th June 1942. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Rinaldo BRIFFA, was born on 16th March 1861, and joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 29th June 1881, and was serving when the Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery. He became a Captain on 28th February 1891 and Major on 4th November 1896. He retired in 1911 and died on 21st July 1918

R.T. BRIFFA, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 10th December 1892. He died on 8th November 1895

E.J. BRIFA DEPIRO, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 23rd May 1901, promoted to Lieutenant on 23rd February 1905. He was Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Joseph BRIGUGLIO, Driver, 90024, Army Service Corps, Malta Territorial Force, died on 26th August 1943, aged 19 years. The son of Paul and Pawla Briguglio, of Valletta. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Giuseppe BRINCAT, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 282 days, and obtained a pension

Richard BRINCAU, 2578, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the War (WWI). Forwarded an 'Honourable Entry in the Record of Service'

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H. BROWN, BSM, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1953/1958

Joseph BROWNRIGG, 5957, Artificer, Malta Auxiliary Corps, attached to the Royal Army Service Corps, died on 10th May 1942, aged 18 years. The son of Alfred Laurence and Carmela Maria Brownrigg, of Sliema. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

B. BUGEJA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960

B.P. BUGEJA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

D. BUGEJA, appointed a Lieutenant on 15th September 1940 in the Royal Malta Artillery

Dominic BUGEJA, 150531, Captain, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1929. He was born in 1896, Commissioned 1940 with the rank of Lieutenant, promoted in 1942 to Acting Captain.  He died in February 1972

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G. BUGEJA, appointed a Lieutenant on 28th August 1940, and acting Captain on 1st September 1942, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery during WWII

Giuseppe BUGEJA, Private, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 34 years 353 days, and obtained a pension

Giuseppe BUGEJA, 4653, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 5th September 1918, aged 24 years. The son of Vincenza and Francesco Bugeja of 34 Strada San Giovanni, Victoria, Gozo. Buried in the Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph BUGEJA, 5052, Sapper, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 24th December 1943. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Nazzareno BUGEJA, 3510, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 19th March 1919, aged 20 years, the son of Carmela and Francesco Bugeja. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Albert BUGEJA FLERY, was acting 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Artillery from 19th June 1918. He was demobbed on 15th February 1920

Gunner BUGIJA, 133319, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in August 1960

Gio.Batta. BUHAGIAR,3607, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1937. Also served with the King’s Own Malta Regiment.

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G. BUHAGIAR, 7358, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

G. P. BUHAGIAR, 10014, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 22nd September 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Giuseppa and Pietro Paolo Buhagiar, of 59 Strada Collegio, Rabat. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Joseph BUHAGIAR, Staff Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1966

Francesco BUSETT, served in the Blockade during the French occupation. Captain in the Malta Militia Coast Artillery from 1st January 1801 to 5th November 1802, and Malta Coast Artillery from 8th February 1803 to 13th April 1805. He joined the Royal Regiment of Malta as an Ensign on 14th April 1805 until the Regiment was disbanded in 1811. He was taken prisoner by the French on Capri in 1808. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as a Lieutenant on 25th February 1815, promoted to Captain on 11th February 1822, Major on 10th July 1840. He became Lieutenant Colonel on 20th July 1847 and Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment until 22nd July 1852 when he retired on full pay aged 82 years. He died on 28th July 1854 and was buried in the Crypt of the Capuchin's Church, Floriana

E.L. BUSIETTA, appointed a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th June 1918

Gunner BUSUTTIL, 11362, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in March 1958

A. BUSUTTIL, 3526, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Carmelo BUSUTTIL, M/373585, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 5th January 1919, aged 32 years. The husband of Mrs. M.A. Busuttil of 80 Strada Dolori, Hamrun. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Domenico  BUSUTTIL, 3711, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 7th September 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

G. BUSUTTIL, 3006, was a 16 year old student from Rabat when he joined the Royal Malta Artillery in June 1903. Promoted to Lance Bombardier in 1925, Sergeant in 1934, Trumpet Major in 1939 and Band Master in 1940. He served throughout WWI and WWII and left the Army on 20th October 1945

John BUSUTTIL, 1335, Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, aged 26 years. On 11th January he accidentally set off an anti-personnel mine which had been placed to a gun position near Mellieha. The son of Anthony and Bernarda Busuttil and husband of Mrs. Mary Dolores Busuttil, of Hamrun. He died on 11th January 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

J.L. BUSUTTIL, Captain, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

M. BUSUTTIL, joined the Leicestershire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 25th February 1893. Retired in March 1896

Nazzareno BUSUTTIL, 5188, Sapper, aged 36 years, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, died on 15th October 1961. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Paul BUSUTTIL, 4355, Gunner, 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 20th October 1942, aged 28 years. The son of Carmel and Assumpta Busuttil, and husband of Mrs. Helen Busuttil, nee Fenech, of Birkirkara

Philip BUSUTTIL, 10129, Boy, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th June 1940, aged 16 years. Italy joined the Second World War on 10th June 1940 as an ally of Germany, and the first air raids carried out by Italian aircraft were made on the morning of the 11th. He was one of the first casualties of the war when bombs landed on Upper St. Elmo where he was on duty. He was the son of Bandmaster Busuttil, Royal Malta Artillery. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery.

V.H. BUSUTTIL, Sergeant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1957

V.H. BUSUTTIL, Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Vincent H. BUSUTTIL, Major, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

W. BUSUTTIL, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 10th December 1892

Antonio BUTTIGIEG, 886, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 31st May 1920, aged 23 years, the son of Paola and Alfred Buttigieg, of Sliema. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Haidar Pacha MemorHe has no known grave but is remembered on the Haidar Pacha Memorial, Turkey

Carmel BUTTIGIEG, 20368, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 6th September 1942, aged 35 years. The son of D. and Joseph Buttigieg, and husband of Mrs. Paula Buttigieg, of Qala, Gozo. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

E. BUTTIGIEG, BSM, Royal Malta Artillery. He was awarded the M.B.E. for his services during WWII.

G. BUTTIGIEG, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 29th May 1941 in the Royal Malta Artillery

Giuseppe BUTTIGIEG, 2802, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 18th August 1917. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

J. BUTTIGIEG, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

J. BUTTIGIEG DEPIRO, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

J. BUTTIGIEG DEPIRO, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

Joseph BUTTIGIEG, born in 1895. Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, served during WWII and promoted to the rank of Major. He was awarded the M.B.E. for his services during WWII. He died in 1962

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Joseph Simon BUTTIGIEG, Captain, Royal Malta Artillery. In the 1930’s he attended Kneller Hall, the Royal Military School of Music in England, to learn band conducting.

He was the ex-bandmaster of the Sacred Heart Band Club in Sliema

Photo supplied by his son Wilfred

Alfred CACHIA, Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1959

A.A. CACHIA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

A.A. CACHIA, Major, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Anthony Joseph CACHIA, 183912, Major, died on 21st March 1946, aged 50 years. The son of Joseph and Adelaide Cachia and husband of Mrs. Alice Maria Cachia of Tripoli. Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya

G. CACHIA, M/374123, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 26th October 1918. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Loreto CACHIA, 8269, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 15th June 1942.  The son of Mr and Mrs R. Cachia, of Zebbug

Pierre Paul CACHIA, S/37480, Private, Rifle Brigade, died on 2nd September 1918, aged 19 years. Born in Malta, the son of Ellen and Paul Cachia of 17 Rue Michelet, Algiers. Buried in the Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France

Edwin CAFIERO, 168515, Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, aged 27 years, from Sliema. On 24th January whilst checking a booby trapped beach post with Sergeant Victor Cremona, the latter was handing an anti-personnel mine when it exploded killing him instantly. Lieutenant Cafiero suffered multiple shrapnel wounds from which he died on 31st January 1942. The son of Giosue and Mary C. Cafiero, of Sliema. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

N.C. CALAMATTA, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

A. J. CALASCIONE, appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Lieutenant in 1938. In 1943 appointed to the 10th Battalion with the rank of Major

M.P. CALASCIONE, Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

M.R. CALASCIONE, Corporal, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1957

A. CALLEJA, 4196, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 30th November 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Agostino CALLEJA, 3707, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 3rd September 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

A.D. CALLEJA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

C. CALLEJA, 2005, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

D. CALLEJA, Sergeant, serving in the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

D. CALLEJA, 18132789, Staff Sergeant, served in the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment during WWII

Francis CALLEJA, 12003, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1969, Queen Elizabeth II issue

Gaetano CALLEJA, 1355, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal King Edward VII issue

Giuseppe CALLEJA, Sergeant Major, born c1801, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 34 years 60 days, and obtained a pension

J. CALLEJA, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

John CALLEJA, 30392, Corporal, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 17th April 1943, aged 50 years. The son of Angelo and Helen Calleja, of Birkirkara, and husband of Mrs. Catherine Calleja, of Birkirkara

Joseph CALLEJA, 40067, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 30th April 1941, aged 20 years. The son of Carmel and Maria Stella Calleja, nee Taliana, of Marsa

L. CALLEJA, 2963, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

M.E. CALLEJA, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1970

Salvatore CALLEJA, a Lieutenant with the Malta Coast Artillery from 25th September 1811 until 24th February 1815, then with the same rank in the Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 to 28th February 1816. He rejoined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 4th September 1824, with promotion to Lieutenant on 25th April 1825, Captain on 17th February 1840 and Brevet Major on 11th November 1851. On 25th August 1834 he was sentenced to be cashiered for commercial fraud with fellow defendant Ensign Vincenzo Vella but the Court made the recommendation for mercy which was accepted by HM The King. He died on 25th June 1852

Giuseppe CALLIJA, Private, born c1799, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 343 days, and obtained a pension

Emmanuel CALLUS, 20304, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 24th October 1940. The son of Mr and Mrs S. Callus, of Zebbug

Carmel CAMENZULI, 51459, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment, aged 17 years. The son of Carmel and Mary Camenzuli, nee Sammut, of Sliema. Killed by enemy aircraft attack on Recruiting Training Depot on 2nd April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Lance-Bombardier CAMILLERI, 18133817, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in July 1960

Gunner CAMILLERI, 12193, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in October 1959

On 10th October 1961 Sapper CAMILLERI together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Andrew CAMILLERI, 7212, Private, Australian Infantry, died on 12th October 1917, aged 26 years. The son of Caterina and John Camilleri, Strada Santa Caterina, Mqabba. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

Angelo CAMILLERI, Sergeant, born c1809, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 189 days, and obtained a pension

Anthony CAMILLERI, Private, 7069, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment. Joined the regiment when he was 17 years 6 months old. During his career he was promoted to Corporal in 1944 and later Sergeant

Antonio CAMILLERI, served as an Ensign with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th April 1825. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 9th February 1838. He died on 27th October 1839

Benigno CAMILLERI, Private, born c1798, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 31 years 350 days, and obtained a pension

C. CAMILLERI, 4314, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services in WWII

C. CAMILLERI, WOI, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1959

C. CAMILLERI, 18132187, WOI, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Carmelo CAMILLERI, Bandmaster, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1959

Carmelo CAMILLERI, 120632, Private, Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry, died on 12th September 1916, aged 25 years. The son of Saveria and Angelo Camilleri. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, France

Carmelo CAMILLERI, M/374702, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 25th July 1918, aged 23 years. The son of Marianna and Giuseppe Camilleri and husband of Mrs. Concetta Camilleri, nee Mifsud of Strada Mamo, Zebbug. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

E. CAMILLERI, appointed Captain in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 13th May 1903

Edwin Antonio CAMILLERI, born on 23rd January 1917. Joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 16th January 1937. Promoted to Captain on 28th January 1942, acting Major on 10th January 1945, and Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer of 3 LAA Regiment from May 1960 to June 1963

F. CAMILLERI, 18135653, Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Francesco CAMILLERI MD, Assistant Surgeon with the Maltese Pioneers serving in Egypt in 1801. Then Surgeon with the Maltese Provincial Battalions until 11th June 1806. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon with the Royal Regiment of Malta from 12th June 1806 and taken prisoner by the French at Capri in October 1808. He remained with the Regiment until it was disbanded in 1811. Became Assistant Surgeon with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 25th February 1815 and retired on 31st May 1817

Francis CAMILLERI, 37195, Private, Wiltshire Regiment, died on 14th November 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Angela and Giovanni Camilleri, of Nadur, Gozo. Buried in Cambridge City Cemetery, England

George CAMILLERI, Private, 51079, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 26th July 1942, aged 21 years, in 90 General Hospital at Imtarfa. The son of Joseph and Carmen Camilleri, of Xaghra, Gozo . Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Giuseppe CAMILLERI MD, Assistant Surgeon, with the Maltese Light Infantry from 26th August 1801 until 5th November 1802. Surgeon with the Maltese Provincial Battalions from 6th November 1802 until 15th April 1805. He also served with the Royal Regiment of Malta and Royal Malta Fencible Regiment before being invalided out of the service on 3rd August 1838

Giuseppe CAMILLERI, 913, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 7th December 1915, aged 27 years. The only son of Filippa and Angelo Camilleri, Strada Santa Elena, of Sliema. Buried in the Ari Burnu Cemetery, Turkey

G. CAMILLERI, 2870, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 30th September 1917. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

G.G. CAMILLERI, MD, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Surgeon Captain on 6th September 1939

Gio Maria CAMILLERI, 3400, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 2nd November 1918, aged 43 years. The son of Giorgio Camilleri and husband of Mrs. Antonia Camilleri, of 4 Strada Santa Caterina, Qormi. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

J. CAMILLERI, 20219, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services during WWII

J. CAMILLERI, 20386, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services during WWII

J. CAMILLERI, WOI, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

John C. CAMILLERI, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st March 1890, and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st March 1892

John M. CAMILLERI, appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 14th January 1885, transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment on 6th July 1887 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Transferred to the Indian Staff Corps and promoted Lieutenant on 21st November 1888. Promoted to Captain on 14th January 1896. He saw active service in Manipur, Burma, and Northern Chin Hills. Mentioned in Despatches.

Joseph CAMILLERI, 41573, Gunner, 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 25th March 1942. The son of Mr and Mrs G. Camilleri, of Zurrieq

Joseph N. CAMILLERI, served in the Royal Malta Artillery as acting 2nd Lieutenant from 19th June 1918. He was demobbed on 15th February 1920. He was commissioned in WWII on 11th September 1939 but released on 12th November 1941

Loreto CAMILLERI, 51323, Private, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment. Died on 24th February 1943, due to a fractured skull in a road accident on Gozo

M. CAMILLERI, 16/421, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 3rd May 1919. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Michele Filippo CAMILLERI MD, Assistant Surgeon with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment in August 1838. He died on 2nd November 1842

M.W. CAMILLERI, Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1966 transferred to the 1st Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment

Paolo CAMILLERI, served as an Ensign with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25the February 1822. Promoted to Lieutenant on 24th January 1825 and Captain on 9th February 1838. He died on 17th February 1840

Paul CAMILLERI, Private, 6923, King’s Own Malta Regiment. He was shot by an unknown gunman whilst on duty at Luqa airfield, and taken to 90 General Hospital at Imtarfa where he died on 25th June 1942. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Paul A. CAMILLERI, Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in February 1941

R. CAMILLERI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

R. CAMILLERI, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960

Salvatore CAMILLERI, 2949, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. In 1929 he was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, King George V issue

S. CAMILLERI, 8000, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 30th September 1918, aged 28 years. The son of Michael Camilleri, of Nadur, Gozo. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

V. CAMILLERI, 9652, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 20th November 1915. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

W.G. CAMILLERI, Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1966 transferred to 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment. With the rank of Captain he was serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

C. CARABOTT, 18134493, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Edgar CARABOTT, CSM, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1967

Achilles CARBONARO, joined as a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 1st December 1880 and continued serving when the Regiment changed its title to the Royal Malta Artillery. Promoted to Captain on 17th December 1890 and Major on 12th August 1896. He resigned on 21st July 1897

Ernest B. CARBONARO, was born in 1866, and was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 19th December 1877 and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1880. He transferred to the 67th Regiment of Foot as a Second Lieutenant on 18th December 1880, with promotion to Lieutenant on 1st July 1881. He joined the Bengal Staff Corps on 22nd June 1883 and made a Captain on 19th December 1888. He retired from the Indian Army as a Major in 1914. He returned to Malta and was appointed Chief Army Censor, working at the Auberge de Castille. He died in 1916

Oswald Marianus CARBONARO, was born on 3rd August 1876. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 6th January 1897, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 11th August 1897, Captain on 4th April 1900, and Major on 28th February 1923. He retired on 15th September 1923 and died in 1925

Photos supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

 

C.A. CARDONA, Sergeant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1959

J.A. CARDONA, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

A. CARUANA, 10167, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

A. CARUANA, appointed Quartermaster, Royal Malta Artillery, on 1st July 1940

Alfred Joseph CARUANA, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 14th January 1885. Transferred to the East Lancashire Regiment with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 6th July 1887. Transferred to the Indian Staff Corps and promoted Lieutenant on 15th September 1888 and Captain on 14th January 1896. He saw active service in the Zhob Valley in 1890 and Miranzai in 1891

Carmel CARUANA, 4316, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 6th September 1942, aged 36 years. The son of Mikiel and Karmena Caruana and husband of Mrs. Manwela Caruana of Siggiewi. Buried in the Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

Carmelo CARUANA, 50808, Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, awarded the Military Medal for his services during WWII

Carmelo CARUANA, was born on 7th February 1875. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery on 8th July 1894. He was in the ranks for 16 years 46 days, and a Warrant Officer for 3 years 124 days. He was appointed Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant on 12th December 1913, and promoted to Honorary Captain on 1st July 1917. He died whilst serving in the Regiment on 25th November 1927

Carmelo CARUANA, 5326, Lance Corporal, King’s Own Malta Regiment of Militia. He enlisted in the Army on 28th January 1903, when he was 17 years old, and lived in Qormi.

He was awarded the British War Medal 1914 – 1918 in Silver, on 29th July 1922. It was presented to him by the Governor of Malta. He was discharged from the Army on 11th May 1920

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

E. CARUANA, 4735, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 21st September 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

F. CARUANA, 152, Cook, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 24th August 1919, aged 21 years. The son of Bernarda and Antonio Caurana of 54 Strada Botanico, Floriana. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

F. CARUANA, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

G. CARUANA, 7032, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

George CARUANA, was born on 26th May 1900. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 19th June 1918, and was demobbed on 15th February 1920

George CARUANA, Lance Bombardier, 4186, 8 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 20th March 1943. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

George CARUANA, Sapper, 93122, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 16th May 1945, aged 21 years. The son of Emmanuel and Ann Caruana, of Misda. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

G.P.J. CARUANA, Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1945. Held the rank of Major in 1966 and later Lieutenant-Colonel. Took over command of the King's Own Malta Regiment on 15th August 1968

Gustav P.J. CARUANA, Major, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Joseph CARUANA, 8005, Troop Sergeant, Dockyard Defence Battery, Royal Artillery. He was born on 1st May 1899. For his service during WWII he was awarded the following medals: 1939 – 1945 Star, 1939 – 1945 Defence, 1939 – 1945 War, and The Africa Star. He died on 8th May 1973 and was buried in Addolorata Cemetery

M. CARUANA, 642, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 28th January 1919. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Orlando Emanuel CARUANA, was born in Valletta on 23rd June 1844. Fought in the American Civil War as a Private in the 51st New York Infantry. Later he was promoted to Sergeant. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour on 14th November 1890 for his bravery at New Bern, North Carolina, and South Mountain, Maryland on the 14th March and 14th September 1862. At New Bern he rescued a wounded Colour Sergeant and the Colours under enemy fire. At Fox's Gap, South Mountain, Maryland, he volunteered to go forward and scout for the enemy's position. Whilst carrying out this mission they came under fire and his three companions were killed but he managed to escape and rejoin his unit.

On 16th February 1865 he married Francis Marion HARVEY, in Washington D.C., and the couple had three children. Madeline, born 15th November 1865, E. Mortimer, born 19th September 1873 and Edgar, born 29th July 1885. After his wife's death he re-married to Mary Catherine FULLERTON, on 7th April 1896.He on died 14th September 1917, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington DC, U.S.A.

P. CARUANA, Gunner, 2876, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915, aged 28 years. The son of Pietro and Grazia Caruana of Qrendi, and husband of Mrs. Teresa Caruana, nee Abdilla. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Paolo CARUANA, 3243, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 1st February 1918, aged 17 years. The son of Raffaele and Antonia Caruana, of 7 Strada San Giovanni, Valletta. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Paul CARUANA, 44, Waiter, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 3rd February 1919, aged 21 years. Born in Mosta, the son of Carmela and Mose Caruana of 8 Strada Reale, Lija. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Paul CARUANA, Sergeant, 2nd H.A.A., Royal Malta Artillery. Later with the Armed Forces of Malta, No.18133590, Lieutenant

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Rusti CARUANA together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Saviour CARUANA, No.11775, Bombardier, 1st H.A.A., Royal Malta Artillery. He died in Libya in November 1963 in an accident during training exercises

S. CARUANA, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

S. CARUANA, 7299, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 18th December 1918. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Edward CARUANA DINGLI, was born on 11th August 1876. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 2nd April 1898, and promoted to Lieutenant on 16th August 1899. He retired from the Army on 16th April 1913 and became a professional artist

George CARUANA DINGLI, was born on 11th June 1902, and joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st December 1923. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1ast December 1925 and Captain on 2nd November 1931. He was seconded to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps on 12th June 1931 and transferred on 20th July 1934. He became the Brigadier of the R.A.O.C. on 12th April 1954 and retired on 21st August 1957

P.C. CARUANA DINGLI, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

Salvatore CASHA, EMT/46942, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 29th July 1920, aged 42 years. The son of John and Carmela Casha, nee Zammit, and husband of Mrs. Rosaria Casha, nee Busuttil of 15 Strada Duke of York, Hamrun. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Vincent CASHA, Private, 6863, Malta Pioneer Group, Malta Territorial Force, died on 20th October 1942. The husband of Mrs. Melita Casha, of Hamrun. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery 

Charles Edward Robert Henry CASOLANI, was born on 26th December 1901, and joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1921. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 21st February 1923, Adjutant 17th October 1927 to 15th April 1931, Captain 18th June 1930, Major 27th May 1933, and acting Lieutenant-Colonel 19th March 1941. During WWII he was Commanding Officer of the 1st Heavy Regiment from 19th December 1940 until 23rd March 1942. On 25th May 1942 with the rank of Major he left Malta for service in Eritrea. He retired from the Army on 26thDecember 1956

F. CASOLANI, joined the Commissariat as temporary clerk in April 1854 and promoted to commissariat clerk in January 1855. He served in Turkey and the Crimea during the war, being present at the battles of Alma, Inkerman and Balaclava. He was then posted to Jamaica from 1861 to 1864, followed by Syria and Egypt in 1867. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Commissary General on 11th November 1859. He died in Malta

Richard CASOLANI, was born on 9th March 1843. He became a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 9th August 1864. He served as the Adjutant from 10th November 1877 until 14th May 1884. He had been promoted to Captain on 1st April 1884. He left the Army to become the Superintendent of Police on 15th May 1884. He died on 7th August 1888

Richard Louis Saviour Carmel Gerald CASOLANI MD, was born on 28th August 1902, and joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a Surgeon Lieutenant on 18th April 1932, being promoted to Surgeon Captain on 18th April 1935 and Surgeon Major 18th April 1942. He retired on 30th September 1957. During WWII and after he worked at Imtarfa Military Hospital as an anaesthetist

On 10th October 1961 Sapper CASSAR together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Carmelo CASSAR, M/374154, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 4th November 1918, aged 19 years. The son of Marianna and Spiridione Cassar of 163 Strada Reale, Hamrun. Buried in Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia

Edgardo CASSAR, 752, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 15th September 1918, aged 17 years. The son of Elvira and Saverio Cassar of 625 Strada Reale, St. Paul's Bay. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Emmanuele CASSAR, 4236, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 4th October 1918, aged 18 years. The son of Maria and Salvatore Cassar of Xewkija, Gozo. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

F. CASSAR, 4006, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 21st July 1918. Buried in the Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Frank CASSAR, T/MA/6203, Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 27th May 1942, aged 25 years. The son of John and Josephine Cassar of Gzira. Buried in the Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya

G. CASSAR, 7144, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 15th November 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Giovanni CASSAR, 4546, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 2nd October 1918, aged 30 years. The son of Salvatore Cassar, and husband of Mrs. Teresa Cassar of Victoria, Gozo. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Giuseppe CASSAR, Private, born c1799, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 202 days, and obtained a pension

J. CASSAR, 51314, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services during WWII

J. CASSAR, 18134907, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Joseph CASSAR, C.S.M., serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1957

J.M. CASSAR, 18132170, WOII, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

S. CASSAR, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in WWII

Marquis Filippo Giacomo CASSAR DESAIN, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 20th July 1847 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 12th November 1858. He died on 2nd July 1866 whilst serving in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery

Antonio CASSAR TORREGIANNI, was born on 12th June 1882. He joined the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant on 10th August 1899, then transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery with the same rank on 15th September 1900 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 7th November 1901. He resigned in 1903 and died 16th June 1959

Austin A. CASSAR TORREGIANI, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, commissioned in September 1939. With the rank of Captain transferred from the 1st to the 2nd Battalion in 1940

Francis CASSAR TORREGIANI, Lieutenant, served in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Frank CASSAR TORREGIANI, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Lieutenant in 1938, and Major in the 2nd Battalion in 1944. The brother of Austin A. Cassar Torregiani.

S. CASSIA, Count, appointed a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, on 10th October 1914

J. de C.T. CASTELETTI, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th December 1900

On 10th October 1961 Sapper John CUTAJAR together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

C.R. CATANIA, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1957

Paolo CATANIA, M/374206, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 24th September 1918, aged 23 years. The son of Giovanna and Andrea Catania, of 25a Strada St. Angelo, Sliema. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Doiran Memorial, Greece

Ignazio CAUCHI, M/373835, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 18th March 1919, aged 20 years. The son of Giuseppe Cauchi. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Joseph CAUCHI, QX.7901, Private, Australian Infantry, died on 4th September 1944, aged 34 years. The son of George and Julia Cauchi of Gozo. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt

Loreto CAUCHI, 7027, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 24th December 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Luigi CAUCHI, Captain in the Maltese Provincial Battalions from November 1802 until 14th April 1805. A Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Malta from 15th April 1805 until 1811. He retired in 1814.

Seraphim CAUCHI, Gunner, 8109, 30 Battery, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 9th May 1942, aged 29 years. The son of Nicolo and Michelina Cauchi, nee Camilleri. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Alfred CAVARRA, was born on 28th September 1846, he joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 2nd May 1868 as a Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain on 15th May 1884, the Regiment changed its title in 1889 to Royal Malta Artillery and he became a Major on 18th February 1891. He retired on 4th November 1896

Giuseppe CAVARRA, was a Volunteer Cadet with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 16th January 1827 until 8th February 1838, then commissioned as an Ensign in the Regiment on 9th February 1838. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 10th May 1845 and Captain on 22nd June 1858. He retired from Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 1st February 1871

J. CAVARRA, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 13th December 1910 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia

Vincenzo CAVARRA, served as an Ensign with the Maltese Provincial Battalions, then joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment with the same rank on 25th February 1815.  Promoted to Lieutenant on 25th February 1822. He died on 3rd September 1824

Salvatore CEFAI, 4409, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 18th November 1918, aged 20 years. Buried in the Bralo British Cemetery, Greece

Roger CHAPELLE, served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia, from 1st May 1889, and promoted to Captain 1st July 1892, then a Major

V. CHAPELLE, appointed a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th June 1918, then as a Captain in the King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

Alexander G. CHESNEY, was serving as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, when he was appointed Adjutant of the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st February 1890. He was promoted to Major on 16th October 1895

Alexander Ian CHESNEY, Lieutenant, Intelligence Corps, awarded the Military Cross in January 1918 for his bravery, and a few months later the Croix de Guerre from the French military authorities

I. CHETCUTI, 6532, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 30th January 1918. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

J. CHETCUTI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

L. CHETCUTI, 9024, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 4th October 1918, aged 27 years. The son of Maria and Annunziato Chetcuti, and husband of Mrs. Felica Chetcuti of 1 Vicolo Reale, Balzan. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Michele CHETCUTI, Corporal, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 209 days, and obtained a pension

Giorgio CHEVALIER, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, received Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1908 after serving for eighteen years

Carmelo CHIRCOP, 6617, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 3rd December 1918, aged 18 years. The son of Francesca and Antonio Chircop of Marsa. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph CHIRCOP, 30272, Sapper, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 27th May 1941. The husband of Mrs F. Chircop, of Qormi

P. CHIUSI, Captain, Maltese Coast Artillery from February 1803 until 24th February 1815, continued serving with the same rank in Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until 31st January 1817 when he retired

Sapper CIANTAR, 5291, married, serving in the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in June 1956

Sergeant CIAPPARA, 3983, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery, in September 1954

J. CIAPPARA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

Paul CILIA, 5302, aged 37 years, Sapper, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya.  Died 10th October 1961. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph CILIA VINCENTI, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Francis CLIFTON, Captain, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

Guglielmo CONSOLAT, Lieutenant, Maltese Provincial Battalions until 11th April 1805. He then joined the Royal Regiment of Malta as an Ensign from 12th April 1805 to 1811, continued his military career as Lieutenant and Adjutant in the Malta Coast Artillery from 1812 to 1815. Lieutenant Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until retirement in May 1817

L. CONSOLAT, commissioned into the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 15th January 1827

Bennie CORDINA, 18270217, Lance Corporal, King's Own Malta Regiment, from 1962 to 1965. Signaller in HQ Company, based at St. Francis Barracks, Floriana. Emigrated to Australia in 1967

Carmel CORDINA, 10069, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th June 1940. Italy joined the Second World War on 10th June 1940 as an ally of Germany, and the first air raids carried out by Italian aircraft were made on the morning of the 11th. He was one of the first casualties of the war when bombs landed on Upper St. Elmo where he was on duty. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

P.D. COSTA, worked in the Commissariat in Malta from December 1854 until February 1858. He joined the Purveyor's Department and made Clerk in January 1866. Further promotions followed to Assistant Paymaster on 12th February 1870, Paymaster Army Pay Department on 1st April 1878, and Staff Paymaster on 18th May 1882

A.W.Z. COUSIN, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

T.G. COUSIN, joined the Cheshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 24th December 1890, promoted to Lieutenant on 26th September 1894

Emvin CREMONA, served in the King's Own Malta Regiment in WWII

H. CREMONA, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Joseph M. CREMONA, was born on 14th September 1920. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1939. Promoted to Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, Temporary Captain on 18th January 1941, Captain on 1st July 1946, Major on 21st February 1952, and Lieutenant-Colonel on 7th June 1966. He was Adjutant of the 1st Regiment from 3rd October 1953 until 1st March 1955.  With the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, he served as the Commanding Officer of 3 LAA Regiment from 15th December 1964 until 13th June 1966, and 3/11 Regiment from 14th June 1966 until 14th December 1967. He retired 20th January 1968

Victor CREMONA, Sergeant, 1781, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, from Marsa. On 24th January 1942 whilst checking a booby trapped beach post with Lieutenant Edwin Caffiero he was handing an anti-personnel mine when it exploded killing him instantly. Lieutenant Caffiero suffered multiple shrapnel wounds and died a week later. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

G. CRISTIANO, 7860, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 15th September 1918. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Gaetan CRISTINA, Sergeant, 3908, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 18th April 1942, aged 25 years. The son of Giuseppe and Antonia Cristina, of Hamrun. The husband of Mrs. Melita Cristina, of Hamrun. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Frank CRITIEN, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1941

F.E. CRITIEN, Major, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

G.T. CURMI, given the rank of Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Captain in 1938, later promoted to Major, and in 1942 to Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1941 he was the Commanding Officer of the newly formed 10th Battalion. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his services during WWII

Henry C. CURMI, was born on 2nd October 1890. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia but transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery with the same rank on 27th February 1915. During WWI he served at Mudros and at Gallipoli. Later on 4th March 1916 posted to Egypt returning on 4th January 1919. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI. He was demobbed on 1st April 1920 and moved to Australia where he died

N.A. CURMI, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

Paolo CURMI, Private, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment and obtained a pension

Tancredi CURMI, was appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. He retired on 4th November 1893

A. CUSCHIERI, 181359902, Staff Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

C. CUSCHIERI, 4236, Lance Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal in WWII

Giuseppe CUSCHIERI, 7057, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 17th August 1918, aged 49 years. The son of Carmelo and Caterina Cuschieri, nee Fenech, and husband of Mrs. Anna Cuschieri, nee Frendo. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph CUSCHIERI, T/MA/6004, Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 10th December 1940. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt

V. CUSCHIERI, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965

Michel Angelo CUSTO, 7815, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 17th September 1918, aged 58 years. The father of Carmelo Custo of Strada Reale Vicolo, Hamrun. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Sapper CUTAJAR, 18133832, married, serving in the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in February 1961

A.Z. CUTAJAR, served as a 2nd Lieutenant the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st October 1913

Carlo CUTAJAR, Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Maltese Veterans 1814 to February 1815. Lieutenant with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 to 24th March 1816. Rejoined the Regiment as an Ensign on 24th February 1822, promoted to Lieutenant on 23rd January 1825, Captain on 8th March 1837, Major on 20th July 1847 and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in 1856. He retired on 28th August 1857, aged 61 years

Emanuel CUTAJAR, 40274, Gunner, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 7th April 1942, aged 21 years. The son of Mannela and Angel Cutajar, of Paola. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Emanuel CUTAJAR, 6419, Private, Malta Pioneer Group, died on 14th August 1943. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

P. D'ALFONSO, 14, Cook, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 29th September 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

G.B. DALLI, 1571, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Theodore DALLI, Gunner, 8411, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th April 1942, aged 29 years. The son of Anthony and Karmela Dalli, of Zejtun. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

C. D'AMATO, Mec/140, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 10th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Signalman DAMATO, 18134616, married, serving in the Royal Signals, in November 1962

C. D'ANASTASI, Captain, Royal Malta Artllery

            

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A.G. DANDRIA, appointed Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st January 1914. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Private DARMANIN, on the Orderly Room Staff of the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Benigno DARMANIN, Sergeant, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 299 days, and obtained a pension

Carmel DARMANIN, Gunner, 40772, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 17th March 1942, aged 26 years. The son of Carmel and Mary Anne Darmanin, of Cospicua. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Joseph E. DARMANIN, was born on 6th March 1900. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 19th June 1918. He was demobbed on 1st March 1921. He died in July 1970

Peter DARMANIN, 40364, Gunner, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 7th April 1942. The husband of Mrs I. Darmanin, of Rabat

I.S.G. DE BARRO, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

On 10th October 1961 Sapper John DEBATTISTA together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

V. DEBATTISTA, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

A.H. DEBONO, Captain, served in the Royal Malta Artillery, in WWII

E. DEBONO, 18132677, WOII, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Michael DEBONO, Private, 50366, 3rd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 29th August 1942, aged 25 years. Whilst under detention he jumped from St. Thomas Tower sustaining multiple injuries which caused his death. The son of Carmelo and Usaria Debono, of Nadur, Gozo. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Michele DEBONO, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as a Private, aged 18 years, on 31st May 1851. He was promoted to BSM on 4th April 1861 until 31st August 1872, then Quartermaster Sergeant from 1st September 1872 until 23rd January 1874.  He was commissioned as Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 24th January 1874. He retired as Honorary Captain on 24th January 1884

P. DEBONO, Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1966 he transferred to the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment

Paul DEBONO, 10127, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th June 1940. Italy joined the Second World War on 10th June 1940 as an ally of Germany, and the first air raids carried out by Italian aircraft were made on the morning of the 11th. He was one of the first casualties of the war when bombs landed on Upper St. Elmo where he was on duty. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

P.V. DEBONO, Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

S. DEBONO, 18132273, Staff Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Salvatore DEBONO, 130, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 18th October 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Saviour DEBONO, 7793, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment. Whist on leave in Floriana, died on 1st March 1942, aged 18 years. The son of Mrs P. Debono, of Floriana

V. DEBONO, 7245, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 8th October 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

V. DEBONO, 3080, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery died on 16th October 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Vittorio DEBONO, Private, born c1806, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 31 years 85 days, and obtained a pension

J. J. DECARLO, 10144, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 29th September 1918, aged 23 years. The son of Giuseppa and Andrea Decarlo, of Sliema. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Gerardo Enrico DE DOMENICO, was born on 6th July 1906. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 14th October 1927 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 14th October 1930. He transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps on 16th May 1936

Joseph Mary Ortho DE DOMENICO, was born on 26th October 1876. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 6th January 1897, promoted to Lieutenant on 11th August 1897, Captain on 5th September 1900, Major on 15th September 1923. He retired on 26th October 1931. He died on 21st March 1955

P. DEGABRIELE, 10104, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Count Luigi Maria de GATTO, born in 1762 and died 1825. Commanding Officer of the 1st Division Maltese Militia from 1st January 1801 until 5th November 1802. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, Maltese Provincial Battalions, from 6th November 1802 until 24th February 1807. The two Battalions were reduced to one Battalion, and he was the Commanding Officer from 25th August 1811 until 24th February 1815. He was then Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until 31st January 1817 when he retired

Carlo DE GIORGIO, was born on 13th July 1896 and serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery on 21st June 1917. He was demobbed on 11th November 1920. He served during WWII in the Royal Malta Artillery and was acting Captain when he resigned owing to ill health on 11th September 1940

J.E. DE GIORGIO, appointed a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th June 1918

Carmel DEGUARA, 4195, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 21st April 1940, aged 22 years. The son of Andrew and Johanna Deguara of Mgarr. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

John Mary DEGUARA, Gunner, 11410, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1947, aged 24 years. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Paolo DELFONLO, Private, born c1804, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 18 years 120 days, and obtained a pension

R. DELICATA, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

J.M. DEMANUELE, Lieutenant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Antonio De MARCO, born 19th September 1899. Served in the Royal Air Force during WWI, No.500661, Corporal. He later joined the King's Own Malta Regiment, and was made a sergeant. He died 10th April 1964

Photo supplied by Daniel De Marco

 

R. DEMARCO, RQMS, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Salvatore DEMARCO, 3545, Sergeant, Royal Malta Regiment of Militia. He joined the regiment on 21st June 1889, and retired from the Army on 20th June 1907. He was selected to go England to be part of the Malta contingent for Queen Victoria’s 60th anniversary celebrations. He received the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. On leaving the Army he became a messenger at the Palace in Valletta and worked there for twenty-five years

 

  

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On 10th October 1961 Sapper DEMICOLI together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Giovanni Maria DEMICOLI, 2879, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died 5th October 1915, aged 26 years. The son of Lewis and Guiseppa Demicoli, and husband of Mrs. Carmela Demicoli of 21 Strada San Giorgio, St. Julians. Died of his injuries caused by an explosion at H.M. Dockyard. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Joseph DEMICOLI, 3866, Staff-Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 20th August 1962. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

A. DENARO, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 4th November 1891 and promoted to Lieutenant on 5th January 1893. He is a brother of Captain Frank P. Denaro

Charles Albert DENARO, was born on 18th September 1875. He was a 2nd Lieutenant with the Middlesex Regiment on 28th December 1895. He transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery with the same rank on 30th September 1896. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 11th August 1897, Captain on 1st August 1899 and Major on 21st September 1922. With the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel he was Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 28th February 1928 until 27th February 1933, when he retired

Frank P. DENARO, was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th April 1890, Captain 5th August 1893 and Major 30th June 1908. With the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, from 24th June 1919 to 31st December 1921

Marquis Giuseppe DE PIRO, Captain in the Maltese Militia from 1st January 1801 until 1803, then joined the Malta Provincial Battalion until July 1814. With the rank of Major, Commanding Officer of the Maltese Veterans Regiment from July 1814 until 24th February 1815.  He then joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 25th February 1815 until 29th December 1837. During this period he was promoted to Major on 25th April 1815 and Lieutenant Colonel on 29th December 1837. He was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from September 1829 until 19th July 1847. He resigned on 20th July 1847

Giuseppe DE PIRO, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 10th July 1840. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 26th June 1852 and Captain on 2nd December 1862 when the Regiment had been re-titled as Royal Malta Fencible Artillery. He retired on 14th February 1872

Joseph L. DE PIRO, Marchesino, the son of Marquis De Piro, was appointed a Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. He was promoted to Major on 23rd September 1892

J.L. Marquis DE PIRO, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, Royal Malta Regiment of Militia from 17th November 1897 to 16th November 1902

S. DE PIRO, Lieutenant, served in the Royal Malta Artillery in WWII

Marquis Saverio DE PIRO, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 10th May 1845, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 23rd October 1857. He became a Captain on 11th October 1864, Major on 5thSeptember 1877, and Lieutenant Colonel on 11th November 1882. He retired 16th April 1884. He was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, from 11th November 1882 until 15th April 1884, and had been Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Malta from 1st October 1873 until 4th September 1877

C. DEPIRO D'AMICO, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 4th November 1891 then promoted to Lieutenant on 23rd September 1892

I. DEPIRO D'AMICO, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st July 1892 but transferred to the King's Own Liverpool Regiment on 12th December 1894

Carmelo DIACONO, 3001, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. Born on 1st February 1893, he enlisted in the Royal Malta Artillery, aged 15 years 4 months on 17th June 1908. On 1st October 1912 he joined the King's Own Malta Regiment as a Drummer. During WWI he spent some time with the Malta Labour Corps in Salonica, Greece, as Orderly Room Sergeant. He transferred back to the Royal Malta Artillery on 3rd May 1924. Later that year on 18th August 1924 he re-engaged to complete 21 years service. He was discharged from the Army on 9th August 1939 having completed 30 years service. During his time in the Army he was awarded the 1914 – 1919 Expeditionary Force Medal, the 1914 – 1919 War Victory Medal, and in 1928 the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He died on 27th August 1940 and was buried in Addolorata Cemetery

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A. DIMECH, Staff Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Anthony DIMECH, Lieutenant, served in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

C. DIMECH, 1535, C.S.M., 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

G. DIMECH, 2256, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 5th April 1917. Buried in the Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece

John DIMECH, Captain, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944/1953

J.B. DIMECH, Private, born c1808, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 29 years 153 days, and obtained a pension

Reverend Joseph DIMECH, Chaplain with the Maltese Labour Corps, serving at Gallipoli in 1915

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

Carmel DINGLI, 40729, died on 24th April 1942, aged 26 years, Gunner, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Thomas and Maria Teresa Dingli, nee Gauci, of Rabat. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Carmel DINGLI, 40687, died on 4th July 1941, aged 27 years, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Joseph and Margarita Dingli, of Hamrun. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

G. DINGLI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Giuseppe DINGLI, M/374106, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 4th November 1918. Buried in Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia

G.C. DINGLI, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1927

Raphael C. DINGLI, appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 15th April 1890

J. DINGLI ATTARD, 40859, Sergeant, Regimental Education Instructor, Royal Malta Artillery, from 1941

J. DOMINICI, Private, born c1801, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 9 years 100 days, and obtained a pension

Frederick DOUBLET, Lieutenant, in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1951. Promoted to Captain and serving in 1960

Emmanuel DUCA, Driver, 5812, Malta Auxiliary Corps, died on 10th March 1942. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

C. DUNBAR VELLA, appointed Captain in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 17th November 1902

Walter DUNBAR VELLA, was born on 28th December 1869. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia from 1st May 1889 until 14th July 1891 when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery, as a 2nd Lieutenant on 15th July 1891. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 12th October 1892, Captain on 11th August 1897. Served as the Adjutant from 19th July 1906 until 18th July 1909, and promoted to Major on 12th September 1915. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 28th February 1923 until 27th February 1928, when he retired. He died on 23rd July 1947

Arthur James DUNKERLEY, was born on 28th June 1903, and joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st December 1923. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st December 1925, Captain on 3rd January 1931, Adjutant from 29th October 1931 until 28th October 1934, and Major on 28th February 1935. He became a Lieutenant-Colonel on 25th October 1944. During WWII he was in Command of the 1st Heavy Battery and Fort Rocco in 1939, then Commanding Officer of the 1st Coast Regiment from 24th March 1942 until 9th September 1944, and again 14th May 1945 until 31st December 1947. He was Mentioned in Despatches in 1943 and 1944, and was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his services during WWII

W. DUNKERLEY, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment in September 1939

A. EBEJER, 250, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 25th July 1928. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

E.E. EBEJER, Lieutenant-Colonel, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded. He was commissioned into the regiment when he was 17 years old in 1940. When the old battalion was reformed in 1951 he joined as a Lieutenant

Espedito E. EBEJER, Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943/1953

N. EBEJER, 7413, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 7th December 1918, aged 20 years. The son of Francesco Ebejer, Strada Fedele, Hamrun. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph J. EDWARDS, was born on 25th March 1919. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1939. Promotion to Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, Temporary Captain on 18th January 1941 and Captain on 30th January 1945. He was the Adjutant of the 2 HAA Regiment from 3rd February 1952 until 25th February 1954. He was admitted to Imtarfa Hospital on 26th February 1954 and later to Hospital in England. He resigned in August 1955

Gunner ELLUL, 11931, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1956/1960

Carmelo ELLUL MD, was born on 10th January 1822. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 9th August 1849. He was promoted to Surgeon Major with the Royal Malta Artillery on 4th November 1872. He died on 25th July 1874

Consiglio ELLUL, 20299, Gunner, 3rd LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 26th April 1942. The son of Mrs J. Ellul, of Zejtun

F. ELLUL, Sergeant, serving with the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Joseph ELLUL, Gunner, 10809, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 20th July 1942. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Paolo ELLUL, Ensign with the Malta Provincial Battalions, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as Ensign on 25th February 1815, with promotion to Lieutenant on 11th February 1822, and Captain on 15th January 1827. He died on 1st January 1840

Marcello ELLUL CARDONA, Captain and Adjutant with the 1st Division Maltese Militia. He joined the Malta Provincial Battalion on 8th November 1802 as a Captain and commanded the 2nd Company from 28th December 1811 until 24th June 1814

E. ENGERER, C.Q.M.S., serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1945

H. ENGERER, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 24th August 1941

Henry W. ENGERER, appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889, and promoted to Captain 28th December 1891. Then a Major in King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. With the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, from 10th June 1910 until 31st December 1913

G. ENGREE, 594, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment, died on 30th May 1929. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Albert Dallas ENRIQUEZ, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 14th November 1874. He transferred to the 83rd Regiment of Foot as a Second Lieutenant on 5th September 1877 and joined the Regiment in India. Promoted to Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Rifles on 31st August 1878. Transferred to the Bengal Staff Corps on 19th July 1880, promoted to Captain on 14th November 1885, and Major on 14th November 1894. He saw action during the Afghan War of 1878 – 1880. Mentioned in Despatches

George Dallas ENRIQUEZ, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 14th January 1885. He was serving when the Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery and became a Captain on 12th August 1896. He died whilst still in the Regiment on 30th April 1902

Giovanni ENRIQUEZ, appointed as Quartermaster, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, on 17th March 1866

John V. ENRIQUEZ, was Paymaster Sergeant when he was commissioned as Honorary Lieutenant and Quartermaster on 17th March 1856. He continued in this post when the Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery in 1861 and was still serving when he died on 30th October 1873 at his residence in Floriana

Filippo EYNAUD, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 2nd January 1840. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 12th March 1852 and to Captain on 15th November 1860. He died on 28th January 1870 whilst still serving

C. FABRI, 18135889, Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Giuseppe FABRI, Assistant Surgeon, Maltese Light Infantry from 16th May 1800 until 25th August 1801.  He joined the Maltese Light Infantry as an Ensign from 26th August 1801 until 5th November 1802, then as a Captain in the Maltese Provincial Battalion. He died on 24th October 1811.

J. FABRI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

L. FABRI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Joseph FAELLA, Gunner, 8217, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th April 1942. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Anthony FALZON, Sergeant, 20142, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 9th July 1944, aged 22 years. The son of Emmanuel and Rosaria Falzon, nee Calleja, and husband of Mrs. Doris Falzon, of Sliema. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Emmanuel FALZON, 5179, aged 37 years, Sergeant, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died on 11th October 1961. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

George FALZON, 10649, Gunner, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, aged 43 years. The son of Francesco and Francesca Falzon, nee Muscat, and the husband of Mrs. Mary Falzon, of Gzira.  Died on 8th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph FALZON, 40458, Gunner, 11th AA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 9th May 1942, aged 24 years. The son of Angelo and Marianna Falzon, of Hamrun

L. FALZON, 18134496, WOII, Drum Major, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Leonard FALZON, Drum Major, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1959

Michele FALZON, Private, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 34 years 25 days, and obtained a pension

P. FALZON, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 4th August 1900

Pacifico FALZON, 30430, Lance-Corporal, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, aged 40 years. The son of Saviour and Mary Falzon, of Mosta, and the husband of Mrs. Aida Falzon, of Mosta. Died on 21st March 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Salvatore FALZON, Private, born c1810, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 23 years 303 days, and obtained a pension

V. FALZON, 4471, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 10th October 1918, aged 31 years. The son of Joseph and Concetta Falzon, nee Grima, and husband of Mrs. Annetta Falzon, of 31 Strada Miratore, Floriana. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Vincent FALZON together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Alfred Vincent FALZON SANT MANDUCA, was born on 27th May 1878, and joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 2nd April 1898. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 16th August 1899, Captain on 15th September 1923 and Major on 28th February 1928. He retired 27th May 1933 and died on 22nd July 1937

Corporal FARDELL, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1945

Gunner FARRUGIA, 38194, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in August 1958

Carmelo FARRUGIA, 1350, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Emmanuel FARRUGIA, 3901, WOII, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 12th February 1942, aged 32 years, the son of Carmel and Nicolina Farrugia, of Siggiewi. The 10th Battery R.M.A. were moving their guns from Ghain Tuffieha to Marsaxlokk and took a temporary halt in Paola. They came under attack by enemy bombers, and he was killed by bomb splinters. Buried Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Siggiewi

Francesco FARRUGIA, 2965, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915, aged 22 years. The son of Maddalena and Paolo Farrugia, of Qrendi. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

G. FARRUGIA, 10015, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 1st August 1918, aged 22 years. The son of Elena and Giovanni Paolo Farrugia, of Rabat. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Giuseppe FARRUGIA, Private, born c1799, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 26 days, and obtained a pension

L. FARRUGIA, 18134737, Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Michele FARRUGIA, Private, born c1807, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 31 years 64 days, and obtained a pension

P. FARRUGIA, Gunner, 11653, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 10th August 1953. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Photo supplied by Denis A. Darmanin from his collection

 

Peter FARRUGIA, 107528, Major, 11th HAA, Royal Malta Artillery. Mentioned in Despatches. The son of John and Katherine Farrugia, nee Manara, and the husband of Mrs. Jane Farrugia, nee Spiteri, of Ghaxaq. Died on 20th September 1943, aged 46 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

 Publio FARRUGIA, 46222, Private, West Yorkshire Regiment, died on 25th April 1918, aged 19 years. The son of Carmela and Lorenzo Farrugia of 35 Molo Ta Xbiex, Msida. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

S. FARRUGIA, 11679, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 25th April 1919, aged 19 years. The son of Lorenzo and Emmanuela Farrugia, of Rabat. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Reverend Albert Edward FARRUGIA BUGJEA, Royal Army Chaplain's Department, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 13th May 1941. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Sapper FENECH, 18155801, married, serving in the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in September 1963

E. FENECH, Lieutenant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Emmanuele FENECH, 7393, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 19th October 1918, aged 19 years. The son of Bartolomeo and Elena Fenech of Strada Camenzuli, Sliema. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Emmanuel FENECH, 2728, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1923, King George V issue

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection.

G. FENECH, 589, Sapper, 16th Company, Royal Engineers. In the Sir David Bruce Hospital, Imtarfa, in 1938

Photo supplied by Denis Darmanin from his collection

Joseph FENECH, 3032186, Private, Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry, died on 27th September 1918, aged 29 years. The son of Michele and Carmela Fenech, of Lija. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France

L.C. FENECH, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Captain in 1938

Nicolo FENECH, Private, born c1806, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 93 days, and obtained a pension

O. FENECH, M/373914, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 3rd December 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

F. FERRANTE, Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

H.A. FERRANTE, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Surgeon Lieutenant on 13th January 1941

C. FERRO, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 11th November 1900 and promoted to Captain on 30th June 1908

E. FERRO, Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

Henry Achilles Raphael FERRO, was born on 17th August 1905. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 6th September 1926, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 6th September 1929, Captain on 25th May 1935, Major on 6th September 1943, and Lieutenant-Colonel on 29th October 1951. During WWII he served with Coastal Batteries and was appointed Commanding Officer of the 5th Coast Regiment on 1st June 1942 then the 1st Coast Regiment on 10th September 1944. He was Commander of Malta Territorial Force from 21st June 1954 until 9th May 1957. He retired with the rank of Honorary Colonel on 31st July 1957. He studied for the priesthood in Rome and was ordained on 27th March 1971

Lawrence C. FERRO, was born on 31st May 1919. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1939. Promoted to Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, Captain on 1st July 1946 and Major on 21st February 1952. He served with the Royal Malta Artillery throughout WWII and after. He was posted to Germany from 28th April 1966 until 27th January 1969. He retired on 31st May 1969

R.W. FERRO, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 6th August 1900, and promoted to Captain on 17th March 1907

William George FERRO, was born on 22nd June 1911. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 23rd October 1931. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 23rd October 1934, Captain on 22nd October 1939, and Major on 1st July 1946. He served with the Regiment during WWII and on 28th December 1944 was posted to the British Military Mission in Italy. He did not return to Royal Malta Artillery but transferred to Royal Army Ordnance Corps from which he retired on 23rd June 1960 with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant Colonel

Joseph FILLETTI, 20169, Gunner, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 1st January 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

V. FILLETTI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Antonis FITENI, WOII (Master Gunner), 850730, 4 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery, died 17th June 1941. The son of Felix and Tereza Fiteni, and husband of Mrs. Stella Fiteni, of Sliema. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

E. FITENI, appointed a Captain in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 12th January 1903

Edward L. FITENI, was born on 11th August 1918. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1939. Promoted to Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, Captain on 1st July 1946 and Major on 21st February 1952. He served in the Regiment throughout WWII and after. During the 1960's he was posted to Kenya, Tripolitania and Cyrenaica. He retired on 9th December 1966

T. FLERI SOLER, Gunner, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1953

A. FORMOSA, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Frank S. FORMOSA, was born on 21st May 1920. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1939. Promoted to Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, Captain on 1st July 1946 and Major on 29th May 1952. He served with the Regiment throughout WWII and after. He retired on 16th September 1964

George FORMOSA, M/373915, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 27th November 1918, aged 17 years. The son of Carmelo Formosa of 172 Strada Reale, Hamrun. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

L. FORMOSA, 3952, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

M.A. FORMOSA, Private, born c1799, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 45 days, and obtained a pension

P.P. FORMOSA, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Z. FORMOSA together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

John L. FRANCIA, appointed a Captain in King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889, serving in 1893. Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, from 5th December 1901 to 23rd June 1910. A native of Gibraltar

A. FRANCICA, was appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889

D. FRANCICA, 18132698, WOII, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

C. FRENDO, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Gregorio FRENDO, Private, born c1805, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 69 days, and obtained a pension

John Baptist FRENDO, 41577, Gunner, 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Joseph and Concetta Frendo, of Zejtun. Died on 8th March 1942, aged 19 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Pietro FRENDO, Private, born c1807, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 27 years 155 days, and obtained a pension

Victor FRENDO AZZOPARDI, appointed a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 25th September 1899, and promoted to Captain on 2nd February 1907

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

Emanuel FSADNI, 5311, Lance-Corporal, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died 10th October 1961, aged 32 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Giuseppe GAFA, 1411, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1914, King George V issue

Giuseppe GAFA, 2911, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

W.O.I. GALDES, 3922, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in September 1957

Corporal GALEA, 18133315, married, serving in the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in June 1963

A. GALEA, CSM, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, in 1953/1966

Andrea GALEA, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 253 days, and obtained a pension

Anthony GALEA, Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

C. GALEA, 10312, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 30th May 1917, aged 19 years. The son of Giuseppe and Margherita Galea, of Rabat. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Carmel GALEA, Lance Sergeant, 30101, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force died on 17th April 1943, aged 41 years. The son of John Maria and Giuseppa Galea. The husband of Mrs. Carmela Galea, of Paola. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Domenico GALEA, 7845, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 11th December 1918, aged 22 years. The son of Giuseppe and Maria Galea of 12 Strada San Paolo, Naxxar. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Emmanuel GALEA, Gunner, 41195, 4 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 24th June 1943, aged 32 years. The son of Emmanuel and Antonia Galea, and husband of Mrs. Carmen Galea, of Pawla. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

F. GALEA, Lieutenant in the Maltese Provincial Battalions, then continued with the same rank in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until he retired on 25th March 1816

F. GALEA, 2995, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 14th October 1914. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Francis GALEA, 5203, Corporal, Royal Engineers, died on 27th April 1970, aged 44 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

G. GALEA, 4707, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 18th October 1918. Buried in the Kirchkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Giovanni GALEA, Private, born c1804, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 92 days, and obtained a pension

Giovanni Carlo GALEA, Lieutenant, Maltese Provincial Battalions, from November 1802 to 27th December 1811, promoted to Captain and continued serving from 28th December 1811 until 24th February 1815. A Captain in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 15th February 1815 until May 1817 when he retired

J. GALEA, 18133447, WOII, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Joseph GALEA, 40531, Gunner, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The husband of Mrs. J. Galea, of Imtarfa. Died on 18th April 1942

Joseph GALEA, 3570, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th June 1940. Italy joined the Second World War on 10th June 1940 as an ally of Germany, and the first air raids carried out by Italian aircraft were made on the morning of the 11th. He was one of the first casualties of the war when bombs landed on Upper St. Elmo where he was on duty. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

J.M. GALEA, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965. In 1966 transferred to 1st Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment

L. GALEA, 158, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 9th December 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

P. GALEA, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services during WWII

Publio GALEA, 9, Cook, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 2nd December 1918, aged 35 years. The son of Vincenzo and Ludgarda Galea, of Valletta. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Salvatore GALEA, 2439, from Naxxar. He enlisted in the Army on 23rd May 1901 into 1st Battalion, Royal Malta Regiment of Militia. Promoted to Bombardier in 1904, then Corporal from 1915 to 1920. He was discharged from the Army in May 1931. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

V. GALEA, 7776, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 1st November 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

C. GALEA NAUDI, was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 12th December 1894

Francis GALIA, 18133600, Sapper, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died on 10th October 1961, aged 26 years.  Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

James Alfred GALIZIA CBE, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 19th December 1894, and Captain on 6th August 1900, then further promotion to Major. He was made a Companion of the British Empire on 3rd June 1924 whilst he held the position of Superintendent of Public Works. He died on 4th June 1962, aged 86 years

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

James GALLAND, enlisted as a Drummer in the 31st Regiment of Foot and saw action in St. Lucia in 1796, Holland 1799, Ferrol 1800, Egypt 1807 and Genoa 1814. From the rank of Sergeant-Major in the 31st Regiment he was commissioned into the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 25th August 1820. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 4th September 1824 and Captain on 29th January 1836. He transferred to the 79th Highland Regiment on 11th April 1845

Alfred William GANADO, was born on 9th June 1871. Joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant on 15th July 1891. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th July 1894, Captain on 11th August 1897, and Major on 7th January 1920. He retired on 15th September 1923 and died on 15th January 1955

E.H. GANADO, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 30th April 1902

F. GANADO, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, commissioned in September 1939

Lewis Edward  GANADO, was born on 1st July 1901. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st December 1923, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st December 1925, Captain on 28th February 1933. Appointed Garrison Adjutant 4th November 1931 until 3rd November 1934. Promoted to Major on 1st December 1940. He commanded several Coast and AA Batteries during WWII. He retired 25th November 1949 and died 26th October 1966

William Lewis GANADO, was born on 3rd January 1881. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 4th November 1899. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 5th September 1900 and Captain on 15th September 1923. He retired on 3rd January 1931 and died on 1st January 1951

W. GARRONI, Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

A. GATT, 10612, Lance Corporal, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died 15th October 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Francesco and Lucenzia Gatt, of Qormi. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Alfred Joseph GATT, was born on 26th September 1880. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 22nd March 1902. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 22nd March 1905, temporary Captain 11th January 1916, acting Major 30th May 1918.  Adjutant 15th January 1920 to 30th September 1923. Promoted to Captain on 8th October 1924 and Major on 26th October 1931. He was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Malta from 13th June 1930 until 27th February 1935. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 28th February 1935 until 1st December 1939. He served during WWII and died on 5th June 1950

Antonio GATT, was born on 18th December 1846 and joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 21st February 1865. Promoted to Captain on 16th April 1884, and Adjutant 15th May 1884 until 13th February 1891. The Regiment changed its title to the Royal Malta Artillery and he became a Major on 14th February 1891. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 24th September 1901 until he retired on 7th December 1904. He died on 6th April 1912

Arthur GATT, joined the Land Transport Corps as a Cornet on 23rd November 1855. He served in the Crimean War in 1856

A.J. GATT, Brigadier, Royal Malta Artillery, retired in October 1941. He died on 5th June 1950

Camillo GATT, appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. He retired on 15th November 1892

Carmelo GATT, 6995, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 20th December 1917, aged 44 years. The son of Vincenzo and Maria Gatt, and husband of Mrs. Maria Gatt of Victoria, Gozo. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Charles A. GATT. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 5th July 1899. He served in Egypt in 1900 and on returning to Malta on 2nd May 1900 transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery two days later

Edward GATT, joined the Store Department as a temporary clerk in July 1854. He was made a permanent clerk in May 1855. Appointed Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Stores on 1st April 1861 and Deputy Commissary on 1st July 1872. Further promoted to Assistant Commissary General of Ordnance on 31st January 1880. Attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 31st January 1885. He retired in September 1887

E.A. GATT, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 8th May 1905 in King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia and promoted to Lieutenant on 14th June 1910

Frederick GATT, was born on 6th December 1841 and served as a Lieutenant from 25th January 1861 in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, promoted to Captain on 14th February 1872 and Major on 16th April 1884. In 1888 he raised and was placed in command of the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Malta from 21st November 1884 until 22nd September 1892 which was the date of his death

G. GATT, 10072, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 24th April 1916, aged 19 years. The son of Giuseppe and Maria Gatt, of 109 Prince of Wales Road, Sliema. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Gerald Claud GATT, was born on 10th January 1908. Joined the Royal Malta Artillery from King's Own Malta Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 22nd January 1927, promoted to Lieutenant on 22nd January 1930. Appointed Garrison Adjutant Malta from 28th February 1935, the Adjutant of the Royal Malta Artillery from 28th February 1938 until 5th December 1939. Major 22nd January 1944. During WWII he served with the 1st Coast Regiment, until 18th July 1945 when he was posted to India with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, he formed and became Commanding Officer of 3 LAA Regiment from 1st September 1951 until 28th October 1954. He retired on 8th June 1960

Giorgio GATT, 4225, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 11th November 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Giovanni Gatt, of Victoria, Gozo. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Giuseppe GATT, Private, born c1790, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 10 years 20 days, and obtained a pension

H.L. GATT, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 24th August 1941

James Alfred GATT, was born on 2nd March 1912. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 5th November 1931. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 5th November 1934, Captain on 5th November 1939, and Major on 1st July 1946. He served in the Regiment throughout WWII and after. Appointed to command Malta Territorial Force 10th May 1960 until 9th May 1963

J.F. GATT, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Lieutenant in 1938

Louis GATT, Private, 6360, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 19th December 1940, aged 35 years. The son of Joseph and Ludgarda Gatt, and husband of Mrs. Mary Gatt, of Hamrun. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Michael GATT, 5173, Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died on 9th February 1966, aged 47 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

P. GATT, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Saverio GATT, was born on 1st July 1808. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 26th January 1825 and became Lieutenant and Adjutant on 31st July 1837. Further promotion followed to Captain on 12th February 1847, Major 12th November 1858. He transferred to the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as Lieutenant-Colonel on 25th January 1861, and Brevet Colonel 25th January 1866. He retired on 5th September 1877. He died on 30th September 1900

William GATT, was born on 8th April 1811. He became an Ensign in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 31st July 1837. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 11th April 1845, Captain on 23rd October 1857, and Brevet Major on 5th July 1872. He died on 12th August 1877 from injuries he sustained when his horse fell outside Porta Reale, Valletta

William Raphael GATT, was born 13th March 1878. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant on 15th September 1900. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th September 1903, and acting Captain from 6th September 1915 until 30th July 1920.  Adjutant of the Prisoner of War Camp, Malta from 7th May 1919 until 29th February 1920. He was the first Adjutant of the King's Own Malta Regiment from 7th May 1923 until 11th July 1925. He was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Malta from 1st January 1927 until to 12th June 1930. He died on 11th February 1932

A. GAUCI, Major, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Andrea GAUCI, M/373375, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 3rd April 1919, aged 22 years. The son of Annie and John Gauci, 14 Strada San Francesco, Rabat. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Carmelo GAUCI, 2659, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Eugenio GAUCI, 2675, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 17th July 1917, aged 27 years. The son of Vincenzo and Dolores Gauci, of Victoria, Gozo. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Giuseppe GAUCI, 3484, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1936, King George V issue

Salvatore GAUCI, Malta Auxiliary Corps. Died on 26th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

William GAUCI, 92561, Craftsman, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 7th October 1945, aged 29 years. The son of Felix and Henriette Gauci, of Sliema. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

S. GELLEL, served as an Ensign with the Maltese Provincial Battalions, then joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment with the same rank on 25th February 1815, and retired on 25th March 1816

Francis GERA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1951

S. GERADA, 4056, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 9th June 1918. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Edmund W. GIFFORD, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889, and promoted to Lieutenant on 20th July 1891

Samuel GINIES, 60166, Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, Malta Territorial Force. Died on 24th December 1941. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Carmel GIORDMAINA together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

J. GIORGIO, 18135341, WOII, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

J. GLANVILLE, 50698, Corporal, King's Own Malta Regiment, awarded the Military Medal for his services during WWII

G. GOGGI, 4860, Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

F. GOLLCHER, Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Giovanni GOUDER, was born on 3rd December 1780. He served with the Maltese Provincial Battalions from 1803 to 1815. He then joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as Lieutenant on 25th February 1815, and on 23rd May 1817 became Adjutant and Quartermaster until 23rd January 1825. Promotion to Captain on 24th January 1825, and Major on 28th June 1838. He died on 9th May 1845

Giuseppe GOUDER, was born in 1806.He enlisted in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 15th January 1827, and was promoted Lieutenant on 2nd January 1840 and Captain 12th March 1852. He died on 14th November 1860

Sidney Attilio GOUDER CARBONE, was born on 1st December 1878. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant on 8th December 1900. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 8th December 1903, acting Captain on 25th May 1918. He retired on 15th September 1923

Thomas GRAVINA, 41551, Gunner, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Spiro and Grazia Gravina, and the husband of Mrs. Paolina Gravina, of Ghaxaq.  Died on 15th January 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

A. GRECH, M/374187, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 5th March 1919. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

A. GRECH, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Lieutenant on 17th February 1941

Anthony GRECH, M/373399, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 23rd June 1919, aged 40 years. The son of Francis and Carmela Grech, nee Pace, and husband of Mrs. Maria Grech of 153 Strada Reale, Qormi. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Anthony GRECH, Gunner, 40127, 11 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 7th April 1942. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Ardoino W. GRECH, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 19th May 1901

B. GRECH, Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Carmel GRECH, 40017, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Mr and Mrs J. Grech, of Birkirkara, died on 15th August 1942

Carmelo GRECH, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as a Private, aged 18 years old on 7th August 1858. He was commissioned from Quartermaster Sergeant as Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 5th March 1884 and continued with that rank when the Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery in 1889. He was promoted to Honorary Captain on 5th March 1894 and retired the following year on 9th August 1895 with a pension

Carmelo GRECH, 3032305, Private, Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry, died on 27th August 1918. The son of Teodora and Carlo Grech of 137 Strada San Rocco, Birkirkara. Buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France

Carmelo GRECH, appointed Quartermaster, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, on 5th March 1884

F. GRECH, 1638, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 17th December 1914. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

F. GRECH, Sergeant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1972

Francesco GRECH, 2666, Corporal, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1922, King George V issue

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Francis GRECH, 579, Sapper, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force. The son of Mr and Mrs J. Grech, of Zebbug.  Died on 10th May 1942

Francis GRECH, 41229, Gunner, 8th Searchlight Battery, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Mr and Mrs V. Grech, of Naxxar.  Died on 9th March 1945

G. GRECH, 18132207, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

John Mary GRECH, 4182, Lance-Bombardier, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, aged 27 years. The son of Francis and Grace Grech, of Qormi. Died on 8th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Ludovico GRECH, Private, born c1814, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 17 years 191 days, and obtained a pension

Luigi GRECH, 261, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 21st September 1918, aged 18 years. Born in Hamrun the son of Camilla and Giuseppe Grech of 37 Via Curmi, Hamrun. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece

Lorenzo GRECH, 397, Corporal, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Queen Victoria issue

Nazzareno GRECH, Private, 51573, King’s Own Malta Regiment, from Naxxar. Suffered wounds from an enemy aircraft attack on the Recruiting Training Depot. Taken to 90 General Hospital at Imtarfa but died on 25th April 1942. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Paolo GRECH, BS/250, Private, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 31st October 1919, aged 25 years. The son of Alfonso and Evangelista Grech, and husband of Mrs. Paola Grech of 197 Strada Reale, Valletta. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey

Robert Felix GRECH, 460795, Private, Quebec Regiment, Canadian Infantry, died on 4th June 1916, aged 26 years. The son of Professor Salvatore Grech MD and Jane Grech, nee Shillinglaw. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

S. GRECH, 10287, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 1st November 1915. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Nicholas GRECH BIANCARDI, appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889, appointed Quartermaster 15th April 1890. Became Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Malta on 23rd September 1892. Lieutenant-Colonel, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia

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E. GRECH MUSCAT, Bombardier, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1970

A.W. GREGORY, Sergeant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1957

Carmelo GRIMA, 2740, Royal Malta Artillery. He was born on 26th November 1887, and enlisted in the Army on 25th November 1905. Promoted to Lance Corporal in 1912, and Corporal in 1914. Further promoted to Sergeant in 1916 and Colour-Sergeant in 1920. He was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1925

 

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Emmanuel GRIMA, 7885, Private, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment. The son of Mr and Mrs J. Grima, of Xewkija, Gozo.  He died by drowning in the Gozo Channel on 27th December 1943, whilst attempting to swim back to Malta after leave on Gozo

Giovanni GRIMA, 4315, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 12th August 1918, aged 28 years. The son of Pieto and Ginesia Grima, of Gozo. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Joseph GRIMA, Private, 50849, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, from Birzebbugia, died on 7th April 1942. Killed in Floriana. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Nazzareno GRIMA, Gunner, 40356, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 21st July 1942. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Joseph GRISCTI, Lieutenant, Royal Malta Artillery, serving in 1965, attached to 1st Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment in 1966

Carmelo GRISETI, 162, Sapper, Malta Division, Royal Engineers. He was a blacksmith by trade. He was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct medal on 12thJanuary 1909

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Francesco GRIXTI, 2837, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Giovanni GRIXTI, 30051, Sapper, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force. The son of Carmel and Marianna Grixti, and the husband of Mrs. Maria Grixti, of Tarxien. Died on 14th January 1943, aged 33 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph GRIXTI, Gunner, 41205, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 7th June 1944, aged 27 years. The son of Carmelo and Betty Grixti, of Hamrun. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

J. GRIXTY, Gunner, 11383, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 12th March 1951. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

A. GRUNGO, Lieutenant, serving in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

D. GRUPPETTA, 3061, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Anthony GUSMAN, Private, 50438, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died 30th May 1942. Accidentally shot by another soldier when on guard duty. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

BSM HABER, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

C. HALL, 18135715, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Thomas HAMSHAW, Captain, served with the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

W. HANNAH, Lieutenant, served with the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

Harold HARRIS, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1951. Promoted to Captain and serving in 1960

W.E. HARVEY, Lieutenant, serving in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

George HENDREN, 2217, Bandmaster, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1st October 1917. He died on 28th July 1919 and is buried in Addolorata Cemetery

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Henry HICKS, 4051, Regimental Sergeant Major, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. He is wearing the medals he was awarded for service in South Africa.

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Frederick Ernest HOWARD ROWLINSON, was born on 29th September 1882. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 15th September 1900 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th September 1903. He resigned in October 1906. He volunteered for active service during WWI and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in September 1914 and served in the Dardanelles and France. He left the Army in March 1919. During WWII he was Staff Captain at GHQ , Middle East Land Forces, Cairo

John HOWARD ROWLINSON, was born on 13th August 1881. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 4th November 1899, being promoted to Lieutenant on 5th September 1900. He resigned in November/December 1906. He died in March 1967 in the U.S.A.

Edgar William HUBER, Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 2nd November 1916 whilst serving with the Maltese Labour Corps. The son of Joseph Huber, 131 Strada San Paolo, Valletta, and younger brother of Herbert William Huber. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Herbert William HUBER, appointed a Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, on 16th February 1912, died on 7th January 1916, aged 26 years. The son of Joseph and Maria Adriana Huber nee Micallef, of 131 Strada San Paolo, Valletta. He was attached to the 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when wounded in the trenches at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915, and taken to the base hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. After a short convalescence in Malta he returned to the regiment and was killed in action on 7th January 1916 at Cape Helles. Mentioned in Despatches. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey

L. HUGHES, 1513, R.Q.M.S., 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

T. IBBOTSON, 3948, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

P. ILIFF, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 23rd May 1901 and promoted to Lieutenant on 11th September 1905

F.V. INGLOTT, Lieutenant, served with the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

Henry INNES, Captain, served with the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

J.H. INNES, Lieutenant, served with the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

G. IZZO, 1517, Colour Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

William IZZO, Orderly Room Q.M.S., serving with the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

H.L. JACKSON, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st March 1916, and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1917

Nestor JACONO, Major, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Roland F. JACONO, was born on 31st December 1916. He joined the King's Own Malta Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant then transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery with the same rank on 20th February 1939. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, to Captain on 1st July 1946, Major on 20th February 1962 and Lieutenant Colonel on 14th July 1965. He served with the Royal Malta Artillery throughout WWII and after. From October 1947 until May 1950 he was with the British Military Mission in Greece. He was the Commanding Officer of 11 Regiment from 14th June 1963 until 13th June 1966. He retired on 12th July 1966. The brother of Nestor Jacono

J. JONES, Lieutenant, served with the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

S. W. JOSLIN, Staff Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

A.F. KARICH, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed a Lieutenant on 5th March 1941

Private KISSAUN, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, served in WWII

G. KISSAUN, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

Arthur KITNEY, 6829, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment. On 3rd July 1940 Hal Far airfield was under a low level attack by Italian aircraft. He was manning a twin Lewis gun, and although his position had been bombed and machine gunned, causing him to be injured, he continued at his post until the air raid was over. He was awarded the Military Medal for his action

A.V. LAFERLA, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th February 1905, and promoted to Lieutenant on 14th June 1910

H.G. LAFERLA, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 9th February 1912. He was a Captain, 2nd Battalion, when he died on 4th July 1919, aged 30 years. Born in Valletta the son of William and Theresa Laferla, nee Portelli. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

John Maurice LAFERLA MD, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, died on 5th December 1946, aged 31 years. The son of Carmelo and Carmela Laferla, nee D'Amato. Buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

P. LAFERLA, M/373332, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 4th November 1918. The son of Maria Laferla of Luqa. Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece

A. LANZON, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, commissioned in September 1939

James LAZZARINI, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 11th April 1845 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 13th February 1856 and to Captain in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 10th February 1864. Further promotion to Lieutenant Colonel was made on 5th September 1877 and Brevet Colonel on 5th September 1882. He retired on 11th November 1882. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery from 5th September 1877 until 10th November 1882

Lewis LAZZARINI, served as a Lieutenant with the 15th Regiment of Foot. Joined the Royal Regiment of Malta from 12th January 1805 until 1811. He then became Adjutant and Paymaster of the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 25th February 1815 until he retired on 25th February 1817

Gunner LEBRUN, 18134062, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in January 1959

J. LEONARDINI, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 17th May 1910

E. LEONE, 1638, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

John LEVICK, was an Ensign with the 1st Garrison Battalion, when appointed as Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 24th January 1825 until 30th July 1837. He transferred to the 59th Regiment of Foot on 9th February 1838

Salvatore LIA, 5284, Sapper, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died 11th October 1961, aged 31 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Vincent LOMBARDI, served in King’s Own Malta Regiment. He was born on 23rd May 1916, and died 28th October 1989. The brother of Charles Lombardi

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G. LOWELL, appointed a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

Robert McGILL, 7858, Private, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, from Birzebbugia. Died in 90 General Hospital Imtarfa on 13th February 1941. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

C. MAGRI, M/373526, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 5th February 1919. The son of Mrs M. Magri, of 55 Strada St. Georges, St. Julians. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

J.V. MAGRI, appointed a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th June 1918

Rosario MAGRI, 4589, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded WWII medals and in 1957 the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Queen Elizabeth II issue

G. MAGRO, 18136950, Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment, in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

J. MAGRO, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 26th June 1951. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

A. MAGRO ATTARD, 18133463, Staff Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment, in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Gunner MALLIA, 18132018, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery, in September 1956

Gunner MALLIA, 18132114, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in July 1955

Albert V. MALLIA, given the rank of Captain, in the King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Major in 1938, and promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1939

Alfred Edward MALLIA, was born on 19th June 1909. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 12th November 1928 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 12th November 1931. He transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps on 15th May 1938. During WWII with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was killed in Algeria on 10th April 1944

Carmelo MALLIA, 2746, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1924, King George V issue

Carmelo MALLIA, 3575, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery

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Dominic MALLIA, 42602, Gunner, 8 Searchlight Battery, Royal Malta Artillery. He died on 4th February 1944. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

G. MALLIA, Sergeant, serving in the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

J. MALLIA, 6408, Lance Corporal, King's Own Malta Regiment, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services during WWII

J. MALLIA, 18133830, Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment, in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Joseph MALLIA, 3928, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 3rd June 1918, aged 46 years. The son of Giovanni and Coucella Mallia, and husband of Mrs. Giuseppa Mallia of 32 Strada Gafar, Sliema. Buried in the Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph MALLIA, 40925, Gunner, 11th AA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Mrs T. Mallia, of Birkirkara.  Died on 8th April 1942

Spiridione MALLIA, 3216, WOI, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 12th March 1946, the husband of Mrs R. Mallia, of Sliema. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Gerald MAMO, 30380, Lance-Corporal, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, The son of Carmel and Helen Mamo, nee Borg, of Birkirkara, and the husband of Mrs. Maria Stella Mamo, nee Borg. Grandson of Mr and Mrs C. Mamo, of Birkirkara.  Died on 10th July 1942, aged 34 years

John MAMO, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st March 1890, and promoted to Lieutenant on 5th August 1893. He retired on 4th September 1896

Joseph MAMO, 11732, Lance-Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. He died on 10th June 1969. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Nicola MAMO, Private, born c1800, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 30 years 267 days, and obtained a pension

Tommaso MAMO, 7133, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 18th September 1918, aged 53 years. Born in Floriana the son of Giuseppe and Madalena Mamo and husband of Mrs. Anna Mamo. Buried in the Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece

John MANARA, Gunner, 4678, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 16th September 1940, aged 33 years. The son of Peter and Concetta Manara, and husband of Mrs. Giuseppa Manara, all of Ghaxaq. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

C. MANCHE, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st June 1892. He retired on 13th July 1895

Charles MANCHE MD, appointed Surgeon in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 2nd January 1901. He was born in 1875 the son of Lorenzo Manche MD, Surgeon, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery. By promotion he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He died in 1936

 

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Lorenzo MANCHE MD, was born on 25th November 1846. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 27th February 1875 as Surgeon and was promoted to Surgeon Major on 27th February 1887. With the rank of Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel he served in the Royal Malta Artillery from 27th February 1895 until he retired on 25th November 1901. He died in 1921

F.G. MANDUCA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

P. MANDUCA, Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

A. MANGION, 2692, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 10th December 1917, aged 32 years. The son of Antonio and Antonia Mangion of Benghasi, Tunisia, and husband of Mrs. Concetta Mangion, of Hamrun. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Antonio MANGION, 2124, Corporal, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1917, King George V issue

J. MANGION, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in WWII

P. MANGION, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Quartermaster on 12th October 1939

Pietro MANGION, Private, born c1792, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 8 years 48 days, and obtained a pension

Saviour MANGION, Lance Bombardier, 4088, 4 Battery, 5 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th May 1941, aged 20 years. The son of Carmelo and Pauline Mangion, of Zurrieq. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

G.E. MANISCALEO, Captain, Maltese Provincial Battalions from November 1802 until February 1815. Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until retirement on 25th March 1816

L. MARICH, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960

H.R. MARKS, Lance Bombardier, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1953

Joseph MARUN, Gunner, 6961, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 2nd June 1941, aged 21 years. The son of Joseph and Joan Marun, nee Zammit, of Zejtun. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Alexander MATTEI, was born on 25th November 1849. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 30th November 1870 as a Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain on 15th November 1884, then Major on 12th October 1892. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 7th December 1904 until he retired on 25th November 1909. He died on 2nd July 1919. During his career he was awarded the Queen's Medal and Khedive's Bronze Star for his service with the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery in Egypt in 1882, and the Coronation Medal when he led the Maltese contingent at the Coronation of King Edward VII to Queen Alexandra in London during 1902

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Antonio MATTEI, was born on 20th March 1805, and joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 24th January 1825. He became a Lieutenant on 15th January 1827, Captain on 11th April 1845, Major on 28th August 1857 and Lieutenant Colonel 12th November 1858 until January 1861. He was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 15th September 1857 until 24th January 1861. The Regiment changed its title to the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery and he continued from 25th January 1861 as the Commanding Officer until 4th September 1877. He retired on 5th September 1877 after serving for 52 years 6 month in the Army. He died on 17th September 1888

John B. MATTEI, appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia, on 1st May 1889

S. MATTEI, Lieutenant, Surgeon, Regimental Surgeon, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

Frank J. MATTOCKS, 1983, Colour Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery. He was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1st October 1915

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William MATTOCKS, R/280, Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers, died on 9th May 1915, aged 19 years. The son of Frank Joseph and Rosary Mattocks, of 21 Alexandra Street, Valletta. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, France

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Alfred McINTYRE  together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Giuseppe MEILAK, 4378, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 22nd November 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Samuel MERCER, 5584, QMS, Royal Engineers. A Regimental Board confirmed on 11th July 1879, that he had served for 21 years 59 days, and had now left the service at the termination of his second engagement. Of that time almost 18 years were served in Malta

A.F. MERCIECA, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed a Lieutenant on 5th March 1941

George MERCIECA, Gunner, 42080, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 9th July 1944. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

A. MICALLEF, 8847, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Anthony MICALLEF, 6793, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment, aged 49 years. The son of Roger and Victoria Micallef, Victoria, Gozo, and the husband of Mrs. Rose Micallef, Victoria. Died whilst on duty at Hal Far on 24th March 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Antonio MICALLEF, 217, Private, Malta Labour Corps, died on 28th November 1918, aged 35 years. The son of Andrea Grazia Micallef of Gudja. Buried in Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Italy

A.E. MICALLEF, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 5th August 1893, and Captain in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 26th September 1899

E. MICALLEF, 4282, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

F. MICALLEF, BSM, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

F.V.C. MICALLEF, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1927

G. MICALLEF, 10232, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 27th September 1918, aged 20 years. The son of Antonio and Giuseppa Micallef of 28 Tower Road, Sliema. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Giovanni MICALLEF, 207, Private, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 21st November 1918, aged 19 years, the son of Spiro and Maria Micallef. Buried in Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery, Italy

Giuseppe MICALLEF, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 17th October 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

G.V. MICALLEF, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed as a Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, and promoted to Captain on 21st October 1943

Henry W. MICALLEF, was born in 1893, and serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery on 26th June 1917. He was demobbed on 1st April 1920. He was commissioned again in WWII. He retired during 1946

Harold Robert MICALLEF, was born on 3rd May 1909. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from King's Own Malta Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 19th November 1929, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 19th November 1932, Captain on 1st August 1938, and acting Major on 3rd April 1940. In WWII he was commanding the 8 Signal Battery from 20th June 1940 and continued after the war. He was awarded the M.B.E. for his services during WWII. During the 1950's he commanded 11 HAA Regiment and 2 HAA Regiment. He retired on 22nd July 1957, and died on 6th January 1972

John MICALLEF, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1970

Luigi MICALLEF, 4195, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 5th September 1918. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Peter Joseph MICALLEF, Major, Royal Malta Artillery. Received the award of the Service Medal of the Most Venerable Order of St. John from the Governor, Sir Maurice Dorman, at the Palace in Valletta.

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P. MICALLEF, appointed Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 6th August 1900 and promoted to Captain on 17th March 1907

Paolo MICALLEF, Private, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 306 days, and obtained a pension

Paolo MICALLEF, Captain, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 11th December 1916, aged 38 years. The son of Achille and Adelaide Micallef. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Paolo MICALLEF, 7480, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 10th September 1918, aged 37 years. The son of Ignazio and Grazia Micallef, nee Balzan, of Hamrun. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

On 10th October 1961 Corporal Pawlu MICALLEF together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

R. MICALLEF, 4410, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 2nd November 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Richard (Roger) MICALLEF, 4345, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th June 1940. Italy joined the Second World War on 10th June 1940 as an ally of Germany, and the first air raids carried out by Italian aircraft were made on the morning of the 11th. He was one of the first casualties of the war when bombs landed on Upper St. Elmo where he was on duty. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

R.G. MICALLEF, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 3rd April 1903, and promoted to Captain on 24th June 1910

S. MICALLEF, 10064, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 15th April 1918, aged 27 years. The son of Vincenzo and Concetta Micallef of 23 Strada Via Marsa, Hamrun. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Victor Charles MICALLEF, was born on 11th December 1877. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 6th January 1897. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 11th August 1897, Captain on 26th May 1900, Major on 15th September 1923. He served as the Adjutant from 19th July 1909 to 25th August 1912, and Garrison Adjutant from 12th July 1915 until 31st October 1918. He was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Malta from 1st November 1918 until 29th December 1919 and 29th June 1924 until 31st December 1926. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 28th February 1933 until 27th February 1935, when he retired. In WWII he was Commandant of Internment Camp from 3rd September 1939 until 6th June 1940. He died on 15th January 1954

Vincent MICALLEF, 4345, Driver, Malta Auxiliary Corps, died on 24th March 1942

A. MICALLEF BARTOLO, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965

A. MICALLEF EYNAUD, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Malta Regiment of Militia, in May 1889

Albert MICALLEF EYNAUD, was born on 24th October 1883. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 22nd March 1902. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 22nd March 1905 and served as Adjutant from 1st October 1923 until 11th October 1926 and again from 1st January 1927 to 16th October 1927. He retired on 26th May 1928. He served during WWII with the rank of Major until retirement in 1944. He died 10th January 1962

A.W. MICALLEF EYNAUD, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th December 1900, and promoted to Captain on 26th February 1910

Edward Cecil MICALLEF EYNAUD, was born on 14th January 1918. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 16th January 1937. Promotion to Lieutenant was made on 16th January 1940, Captain on 16th January 1945 and Major on 16th January 1950. He served with the Royal Malta Artillery throughout WWII and after. Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer of 3 LAA Regiment from 2nd June 1963 to 14th December 1964, and 2 Regiment from 14th July 1965 until 1st June 1966. He retired on 30th June 1966

Gerald Charles MICALLEF EYNAUD, was born on 15th April 1914. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 27th May 1933, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 27th May 1936 and Captain on 27th May 1941. He served with the Regiment throughout WWII and after. He was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer of 3 LAA Regiment from 29th October 1954 to 12th June 1957, followed by Commanding Officer of 2 LAA Regiment from 23rd June 1957 until 22nd June 1960. He retired on 21st July 1960

M. MICALLEF EYNAUD, Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Percival A. MICALLEF EYNAUD. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 28th February 1903, and promoted to Lieutenant on 30th June 1908. In WWI he was attached to the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers in the Dardanelle's where he was wounded in the leg in September 1915. He later joined the 2nd Battalion and was killed whilst serving with them on the Western Front on 21st March 1918, aged 32 years. The son of Stephen and Emma Micallef Eynaud, of Rockyvale, St. Julians. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, France

Joseph H. MICALLEF TRIGONA, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery 1960/1965. Mentioned in Despatches in 1943

G. MICELI, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

Gunner MIFSEID, 1200, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in January 1966

A. MIFSUD, 7470, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 12th October 1918. Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece

Alfred Eugene MIFSUD, was born in 1861. Before joining the Royal Malta Artillery on 1st April 1897, he had served with the Army Medical Corps, and the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia. He was promoted to Surgeon Major on 1st April 1909 and Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel on 10th January 1916. With WWI in progress he was retained in the Regiment beyond the normal retirement age and retired in 1919

Anthony MIFSUD, 20243, Gunner, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of J. Mary and Ursola Mifsud, and the husband of Mrs. Loreta Mifsud, of Gozo. Died on 1st April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

C. MIFSUD, appointed Captain in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 26th May 1897

Carmel MIFSUD, Private, 6053, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 3rd June 1943, aged 23 years, in 90 General Hospital at Imtarfa. The son of Michel and Paula Mifsud, and husband of Mrs. Mary Mifsud, of Rabat. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Dominic MIFSUD, 6675, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment, of Valletta. Died on 15th March 1942 whilst on leave in Valletta. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Edward A. MIFSUD, was born in 1892. He was serving with the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery on 4th July 1916. During WWI he saw active service in Gallipoli, Egypt and France. He was demobbed on 9th October 1920. In WWII he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers

E.J. MIFSUD, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 4th November 1891 and promoted to Lieutenant on 5th January 1893. He died on 19th December 1894

F. MIFSUD, Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

Francesco MIFSUD, 2870, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. In 1928 he was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, King George V issue

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

G. MIFSUD, 2164, C.S.M., 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia.  Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

G. MIFSUD, 7794, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 28th December 1918. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Herbert MIFSUD, Sergeant, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Joseph MIFSUD, 7629515, Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, died on 27th January 1942, aged 19 years. The son of Carmel and Giovanna Mifsud, of Hamrun. Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

Joseph L. MIFSUD, was born in 1893. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery on 27th February 1915. During WWI he served at the Dardanelle's and was demobbed on 1st April 1920. He left Malta to live in the U.S.A. in 1922

Louis Pasquale Oreste John Baptist MIFSUD, was born on 27th January 1914. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 28th February 1935 and was promoted Lieutenant on 28th February 1938 and Captain on 28th February 1943. He served in the Regiment throughout WWII and after. He was appointed Camp Commandant at Ghain Tuffieha Training Centre from 9th July 1964 until 29th December 1968. He retired on 26th March 1969

Maurice Joseph Patrick MIFSUD, 86797, was born on 17th March 1918. Joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1939, was promoted Lieutenant on 1st January 1941, Acting Captain on 3rd July 1942 and Captain from 3rd October 1942 until his death on 26th November 1942. He was serving with the 5 HAA Battery in Egypt since May 1940. He died as a result of carbon monoxide fumes from a faulty gas geyser. He was buried in the Alexandria Chatby Cemetery, Egypt

Publio MIFSUD, 7408, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 9th October 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Richard MIFSUD, Signalman, 70523, Corps of Signals, Malta Territorial Force, died on 25th April 1942, aged 18 years. The son of Joachim and Virginia Mifsud, of Gzira. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Saviour MIFSUD, Gunner, 20275, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 19th April 1942, aged 23 years. The son of Joseph and Anne Mifsud, and husband of Mrs. Rita Mifsud, of St. Pauls Bay. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Valentino MIFSUD, M/373627, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 1st November 1918, aged 20 years. The son of Francesco and Michelina Mifsud, nee Galea of Mqabba. Buried in Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia

H.B. MILLER, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st November 1895, and Captain in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st November 1901

Giovanni Battista MIRABELLI, served as a Captain in the Maltese Pioneers in Egypt in 1801 and awarded the British General Service Medal with the bar 'Egypt'. Joined the Maltese Provincial Battalions as a Captain from November 1802 until 12th April 1805. A Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Malta from 13th April 1805 until his retirement in 1809

Nicola MITROVICH, enlisted as an Ensign in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 8th March 1837, and promoted to Lieutenant on 10th July 1840. He died on 12th February 1856

Salvatore MITROVICH. He had served in the Army of the Venetian Republic. A Lieutenant in the Maltese Pioneers, he was awarded the Turkish Gold Medal and British War Medal for his services in the Egyptian Campaign of 1801. A Lieutenant in the Maltese Provincial Battalions from July 1803 until 13th April 1805. His military career continued as a Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Malta from 14th April 1805 until it was disbanded in 1811. He had been captured in Capri in 1808. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment with the rank of Captain on 1st March 1815 until 30th January 1817 when he retired. He re-joined the regiment in May 1817 and service until 8th March 1837. He died on 18th April 1855 aged 86 years

Bandsman MIZZI, 11686, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in February 1960

Carmelo MIZZI, 5050, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 25th September 1918, aged23 years. The son of Teresa and Lorenzo Mizzi, of Gozo. Buried in the Karechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Emanuelle MIZZI, 10168, Gunner, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 8th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

F.X. MIZZI, Sergeant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1957

John MIZZI, 10248, Gunner, 2 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 3rd January 1955, aged 39 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph MIZZI, 4185, Bombardier, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 30th April 1941. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph MIZZI, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1941

Michael MIZZI, 4706, Gunner, 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 18th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Robert MIZZI, was born on 19th July 1879. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 4th November 1899. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 5th September 1900, and acting Captain from 4th July 1916 until 30th July 1920. He reverted to Lieutenant on 31st July 1920. He retired on 1st January 1925

Spiridione MIZZI, 3309, Lance-Bombardier, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The husband of Mrs. Carmela Mizzi, of Valletta. Died on 7th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

W. MOMPALAO, 10008, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

George MOMPALAO DE PIRO, joined the Royal Malta Artillery from the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as 2nd Lieutenant on 5th July 1899. Transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery on 4th May 1900

Peter MOMPALAO DE PIRO, appointed a Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889

M. MONACO, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

George MONREAL, Lieutenant Colonel, Wiltshire Regiment, died on 11th April 1918. Buried in Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium

Louis MONREAL, was born on 2nd September 1866, and joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 31st December 1887, and was serving with the Regiment when its title was changed to the Royal Malta Artillery. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 23rd September 1891, Captain on 12th August 1896 and Major on 25th November 1909. He retired on 4th February 1914, and died on 18th November 1952

A. MONTANARO, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 15th April 1890 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1892

Alfred MONTANARO, joined the Store Department as an Ordnance Clerk on 29th April 1850. Promoted to Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Stores on 10th June 1860 and Deputy Commissary on 12th February 1870. He retired on 1st May 1880

Alfred MONTANARO, was a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 14th October 1871. He transferred to the 70th Regiment of Foot as a Lieutenant on 18th December 1875 and joined the Regiment in India. Transferred to the Bengal Staff Corps on 25th April 1877 and was promoted to Captain on 14th October 1883 and Major on 14th October 1891. He saw active service during the Afghan War 1879-1880, and in the Burmese Expedition of 1886 - 1889

Arthur E. MONTANARO, after being educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he joined the Royal Artillery as a Lieutenant on 26th July 1881. He was promoted to Captain on 16th January 1890. He saw active service in the Ashanti in 1896. He was made a Major on 1st September 1894 and appointed Commandant of the West African Artillery at Sierra Leone

B.J. MONTANARO, served in the Commissariat Department during the Crimean War and was in charges of stores at Constantinople. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Commissary General on 16th December 1845. He died in Malta

Charles Alfred MONTANARO, after being educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he joined the Royal Artillery as a Lieutenant on 17th August 1874. Whilst on active service in Afghanistan he was injured and died of his wounds on 20th December 1879

G. MONTANARO MD, Assistant Surgeon with the Maltese Provincial Battalions then with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 1st March 1827 being promoted to Surgeon in 1838. He died on 8th May 1849

Henry MONTANARO, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 12th February 1847 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 22nd June 1858. He was appointed Captain and Paymaster, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, on 29th July 1867, and Major and Paymaster 29th July 1872. He died on 20th August 1882

L. MONTANARO, served in the Barrack Department, and appointed Assistant Barrack Master on 22nd May 1812

P. MONTANARO, served in the Barrack Department, and appointed Assistant Barrack Master on 22nd November 1814

Guiseppe  MONTEFORT, was born in Floriana on 15th September 1895. Served in First World War as a cook, 411, with the Maltese Labour Corps, in Greece

He joined the Royal Navy on 15th May 1925 as an Officer’s Cook, and was given the number L14984. He continued to serve with the Royal Navy and was renumbered LX20527. In December 1936 he was serving on board HMS Repulse

 

 

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Alfred George Paul MUSCAT, Royal Signals, died on 15th November 1977, aged 40 years. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Carmelo MUSCAT, 3598, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1936, King George V issue

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

Carmelo MUSCAT, M/374697, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 5th January 1919, aged 34 years. The son of Giuseppe and Teresa Muscat, of 15 Strada San Pietro, Qormi. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Charles Alfred MUSCAT, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 9th February 1912 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, attached to the South Staffordshire Regiment during WWI, was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in January 1916 at Cape Helles

E. MUSCAT, 3032, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Born in 1895 in Birkirkara he enlisted in 1913. He was a Bombardier in 1942, and served a total of 32 years 196 days. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1932

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

Gioacchino MUSCAT, Corporal, born c1805, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 34 days, and obtained a pension

Giovanni MUSCAT, Private, born c1806, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 250 days, and obtained a pension

Giuseppe MUSCAT, 992, Private, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 31st July 1920, aged 27 years. Born in Paola the son of Carmelo and Vittoria Muscat, and husband of Mrs. Filippa Muscat, of Qormi. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery,Turkey

J. MUSCAT, 3933, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. In the Sir David Bruce Hospital, Imtarfa, in 1934

Photo supplied by Denis Darmanin from his collection

J. MUSCAT, 4036, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 26th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph MUSCAT, appointed a Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889, later a Major in the King's Own Royal Malta Regiment

Joseph MUSCAT, Lance Corporal, 10700234, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 16th August 1941, aged 36 years. The son of Salvatore and Concetta Muscat, and husband of Mrs. Theresa Muscat, of Hamrun. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

J.L. MUSCAT, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 16th April 1904 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, and promoted to Lieutenant on 10th June 1910

Luigi MUSCAT, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 38 years 323 days, and obtained a pension

Michele MUSCAT, Lieutenant, Maltese Militia from January 1801 until November 1802, then continued with the same rank in the Maltese Provincial Battalions from November 1802 until February 1815. His military career continued as a Captain in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 28th February 1815 until 30th January 1817. He left the Army briefly but returned as a Captain in May 1817 and died whilst serving on 30th July 1837

R.A. MUSCAT, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Vincent MUSCAT, 11507, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 10th May 1965. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Marquis Paolo Parisi MUSCATI, Commanding Officer of the Maltese Militia, 3rd Division, from 1st January 1801 until 5th November 1802. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer of the Maltese Provincial Battalions, 1st Battalion, from 6th November 1802 until 24th February 1807. When the two Battalions were reduced to one Battalion, he was the Commanding Officer from 25th February 1807 until 24th August 1811.

F.X. NAUDI, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1966

Gavino NAUDI, appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. He retired on 25th November 1892

H. NAUDI, BSM, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Carmelo NAVARRO, M/374159, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 19th October 1918, aged 32 years. The husband of Melita Navarro of 315 Strada San Paolo, Valletta. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

J.J. NIBBS, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

S. NICHOLL, 1511, C.S.M., 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

R. OLIVIERI, 2096, Colour Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

A. PACE, 3427, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died 31st July 1919. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Agostino PACE, 1957, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915, aged 38 years. The son of Lorenzo Pace and husband of Mrs. Maria Anna Pace of 49 Strada Reale, Zebbug. Buried in Zebbug Church

C. PACE, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 23rd May 1901

C. PACE, 7977, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 22nd September 1918. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

E.H. PACE, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st June 1892 and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1895

Francesco PACE, M/373791, Private. Royal Army Service Corps, died on 28th June 1918, aged 32 years. The son of Giovanni and Marie Pace, nee Xerri, and husband of Mrs. Marianna Cassar, nee Pace, of Xemxija, Gozo. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Gaetano PACE, 163, Driver, Malta Auxiliary Transport

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G. PACE, 9881, Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 21st October 1918, aged 24 years. The son of Nicola and Catarina Pace, of Siggiewi. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Giuseppe PACE, 154, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 30th July 1918, aged 63 years. The father of Dolores Spiteri of 18 Falzon Street, Sliema. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece

Giuseppe PACE, 4723, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 27th September 1918. The son of Giovanni Pace, and husband of Mrs. Maria Pace, nee Mercieca. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Hugo Joseph PACE, QX.20208, Lance Corporal, Australian Infantry, died on 15th December 1944, aged 31 years. The son of Joseph and Amelia Pace of Port Said, Egypt. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Singapore Memorial

Joseph L. PACE, joined the Royal Malta Artillery as acting 2nd Lieutenant on 19th June 1918, and demobbed on 20th October 1919. He was commissioned in WWII as 2nd Lieutenant on 11th September 1939 and released on 12th November 1941. He died on 21st December 1965

Nicola PACE, 6322, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 12th September 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Pietro PACE, 7580, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 15th November 1918, aged 27 years. Born in Siggiewi, the son of Joseph and Mary Pace, of Zebbug. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

G. PACE BALZAN, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965

A.L. PACE BONELLO, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Lieutenant on 5th August 1941

Joseph PACE BONELLO, Captain, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1941

Sergeant PACE GHAXAQ, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

R.J. PADOVANI, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

Anthony PADOVANI GINIES, Corporal, 2nd Battalion, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Arthur PADOVANI GINIES, Lieutenant, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

R. PALMIER, Sergeant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1970

Marquis PANDOLFO TESTAFERRATA, Major, Commanding Officer of the Maltese Veterans Regiment from 8th February 1803 until August 1811

Joseph PARAVICINI, appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Malta on 15th December 1804. He had been in the Army since 5th April 1801

Marquis Paolo PARISI MUSCATI, Commanding Officer of the Maltese Militia 3rd Division from 1st January 1801 until 5th November 1802. Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, Maltese Provincial Battalions from 6th November 1802 until 24th February 1807. The two Battalions were combined into one and he was the Commanding Officer of Maltese Provincial Battalion from 25th February 1807 until 24th August 1811

H. PARKER, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 – 1864. Acting Adjutant

Victor PARLATO, Captain, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Emmanuele PARNIS, 4102, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 21st July 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Pietro and Cristina Parnis, of Birkirkara. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece

William PARNIS, 2nd Lieutenant, East Kent Regiment, awarded the Military Cross in January 1918 for his bravery

H.W. PARNIS ENGLAND, appointed Captain in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 3rd April 1902

H.W. PEEL, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 28th February 1903

G.H. PERALTA, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 25th September 1899

Giovanni PERITORI, Private, born c1798, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 27 years 240 days, and obtained a pension

S. PERRETT, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in WWII

A. PETIT, Lieutenant, Maltese Provincial Battalions, then continued with the same rank in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until retirement on 31st January 1817

Guglielmo PETIT, served as an Ensign with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th January 1825. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 8th March 1827, Captain on 10th May 1845, and Brevet Major on 5th September 1857. He retired on 22nd June 1858

Maurice L. PETROCOCHINO, Lieutenant-Colonel, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in March 1972 when it was disbanded

Joseph PICCININO, Lance Corporal, on the Orderly Room Staff of the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Salvatore PIOTT, Commissioned as Honorary Lieutenant from Sergeant Major, he was appointed Quartermaster on 24th January 1825. He faced a Court Martial on 25th January 1839 and was dismissed from the service

Emmanuel PIROTTA, Gunner, 20086, 11 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 6th October 1942, aged 44 years. The son of Thomas and Annunziata Pirota, and husband of Mrs. Mary Pirotta, of Qormi. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

P. PIROTTI, Lieutenant, Maltese Provincial Battalions, then continued with the same rank in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until retirement on 31st January 1817

Thomas PIROTTI, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

E. PISANI, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Giuseppe PISANI, 7857, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 18th September 1918, aged 18 years. The son of Vincenzo and Carmela Pisani, of 105 Strada Levante, Valletta. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph PISANI, 80056, Private, 1st Malta Pioneer Group, Malta Territorial Force. The son of Carmel and Elvira Pisani, nee Borg, and husband of Mrs. Mary Pisani, nee Galea, of Sliema. Died on 7th October 1942, aged 36 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Spiro PISANI, 244, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 4th January 1919, aged 23 years. The son of John and Annie Pisani, of 52 Strada Gafar, Sliema. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Charles POLIDANO, 20262, Acting Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services in WWII

Joseph POLLACCO, Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, in WWII. Later became Company Sergeant Major

Louis POLLACCO, Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in WWII. Brother of Joseph Pollacco. Later promoted to Lance Corporal

Augustinius Paulus Michael Alexius Aloysius PORTELLI, was made a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 15th November 1860. He was promoted to Captain on 29th January 1870, and Lieutenant-Colonel on 16th April 1884

B.J. PORTELLI, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed a Lieutenant on 5th March 1941

Carmel PORTELLI, Private, 7508, Malta Pioneer Group, Malta Territorial Force, died on 23rd August 1943. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Gavino Patrizio PORTELLI, was born in Valletta on 16th March 1795, the son of Joseph and Mary Portelli, nee Vella. His father was a pharmacist. Gavino was sent to London to study medicine. On 26th May 1814 was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment, and in 1816 made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He was serving with his Regiment in Corfu in 1818 when Sir Thomas Maitland ordered him to return to Malta and appointed him Chief Surgeon at the Civil Hospital in Valletta. This was the beginning of his long and highly successful civilian career in the medical profession, until he retired from Government Service in December 1858. He married Vincenza Monreal the daughter of Notary Joseph Natalis Monreal on 25th April 1820. After her death, he married Caterina Mangion, who survived him. He died on 7th January 1865 and was buried in the Capuchin Crypt Cemetery, Floriana.

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

G. PORTELLI, 1780, Private, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in May 1939

Michael PORTELLI, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 12th March 1852, and promoted to Lieutenant on 15th November 1860. The title of the Regiment was changed to Royal Malta Fencible Artillery and he was promoted to Captain on 29th January 1870 and Major on 11th November 1882, then Lieutenant Colonel on 16th April 1884. He became the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery, from 16th April 1884 until 22nd March 1889. The name of the Regiment was changed again and he continued as the Commanding Officer from 23rd March 1889 until 13th February 1891 of the Royal Malta Artillery. He died on 23rd December 1894

Nazzareno PORTELLI, 5618, Lance-Corporal, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died on 11th October 1961, aged 28 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Paul PORTELLI, 7185, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 29th October 1918, aged 21 years. The son of John Baptist Portelli. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Peter PORTELLI, Gunner, 20099, 11 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 9th May 1942. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

S. PORTELLI, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965

A.S. PRATT, Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Gunner PSAILA, 110014, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in September 1956

Sergeant PSAILA, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

C. PSAILA, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960/1965

Joseph PSAILA, 18133407, Sapper, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died on 10th October 1961, aged 29 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph PSAILA, Gunner, 10605, 2 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 21st September 1943. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

L.J. PSAILA, T/MA/6064, Lance Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 10th December 1940. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt

Paul PSAILA, Sapper, 5075, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 1st April 1942, aged 27 years. The son of Anthony and M. Anne Psaila, nee Pace, and husband of Mrs. Maria Concetta Psaila, of Valletta. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

S. PSAILA, 18134618, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

J. PSAILA MANCHE, Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, serving in September 1917

Carmelo PULIS, 3997, Bombardier, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Angelo and Carmela Pulis, of Valletta. Died on 30th April 1941, aged 24 years Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph PULIS, 40468, Gunner, 11th AA, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Carmel and Paula Pulis, of Balzan. Died on 26th September 1942, aged 21 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

P. RADMILI, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

Robert RANDON MD, was born on 18th April 1877. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as Surgeon Lieutenant on 5th October 1904, being promoted to Surgeon Captain on 5th October 1907, and Surgeon Major on 5th October 1916. Retired 18th April 1932

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Charles REDMAN, Gunner, 10743, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 8th May 1942, aged 18 years. The son of Edward and Phillippa Redman, of Paola. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Sergeant REFALO, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Joseph REFALO, 6452, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment. The husband of Mrs J. Refalo, of Zebbug.  Died on 5th March 1942 whilst on duty at Qrendi Airfield

Edward Henry REYNAUD, was born on 8th October 1874. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 6th January 1897. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 16th March 1898, and Captain on 21st September 1922. He retired on 8th October 1924

T.P. RICKORD, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

Paul W. RIPARD, Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1959/1960

Francis RIVAROLA, commenced his military career as an Ensign in the Corsican Regiment on 18th March 1795. He served under General Abercrombie in 1800 and raised the 'Maltese Pioneers' whom he commanded in the Egyptian Campaign of 1801. Back in Malta he served as Brigade Major, and in 1804 he formed a Company of 300 Corsicans and commanded the Company when the Regiment embarked for Naples and active service. In 1806 he raised the Royal Sicilian Regiment and the following year commanded the Regiment on active service in Egypt. Returning to Malta he was appointed Inspector General of the Police Force in 1813 and in 1814 the Inspector of Maltese and Foreign troops. The following year he formed the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment and held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment, from 25th February 1815 until September 1829. For some period he was the Lieutenant Governor of Zante in the Ionian Islands. He died on 7th October 1853

Sapper RIZZO, 5052, married, serving in the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in November 1959

Edmund RIZZO, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 17th September 1861. He was promoted to Captain 21st November 1882 and Major on 10th November 1885. In 1889 the Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery and he retired on 17th December 1890

Felice RIZZO, was commissioned as an Ensign in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment on 15th January 1827, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 27th October 1839, Captain on 20th July 1847, and Brevet Major on 26th October 1858. He died whilst still serving in the Regiment on 23rd March 1861

R. RIZZO, 9498, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Vincent RIZZO, appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 29th July 1891

Vincent J. RIZZO, was born in 1897. He was serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery with the same rank on 21st June 1917. He was demobbed on 6th October 1921

Vincenzo RIZZO, Quartermaster with the Malta Provincial Battalions from 1802 to 1817, then on 25th February 1817 he became Paymaster of Royal Malta Fencible Regiment and held that post until the middle of 1862 when he retired. He was now over 80 years old and died a few months later at midnight on 14th November 1862. He was buried on the 15th in the Carmelite Church, Valletta  

Clement ROBERTS, 151, Waiter, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 17th September 1918, aged 37 years. The son of Carrie and Francis Roberts. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

S. ROSSI, 278, Sapper, Royal Engineers, died on 23rd March 1917. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Frederick Howard ROWLINSON, was born on 29th September 1882. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 15th September 1900 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th September 1903. He resigned in October 1906. He volunteered for active service during WWI and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in September 1914 and served in the Dardanelles and France. He left the Army in March 1919. During WWII he was Staff Captain at GHQ , Middle East Land Forces, Cairo

John Howard ROWLINSON, was born on 13th August 1881. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 4th November 1899, being promoted to Lieutenant on 5th September 1900. He resigned in November/December 1906. He died in March 1967 in the U.S.A.

John RUTTER, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 4th February 1859, and became a Lieutenant when the Regiment changed its title on 25th January 1861. Promotion to Captain on 5th September 1877 in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery and Major on 10th November 1885. He retired on 12th October 1892

G. SACCO, 193, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 4th December 1918. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Giuseppe SACCO, 4372, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 10th December 1918, aged 35 years. The son of Antonio and Rosa Sacco, nee Galea, of Sannat, Gozo. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph SACCO, 197964, Driver, Royal Field Artillery, died on 24th August 1918, aged 27 years. The son of Sophie and Lewis Sacco. Born at Port Said, Egypt. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France

M. SACCO, Lieutenant, serving in the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

F.W. SAID, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

H.A. SAID, Royal Malta Artillery, serving as Surgeon Lieutenant on 14th December 1940

Luca SAID, 2484, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal King Edward VII issue

Natale SAID, Private, born c1790, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 225 days, and obtained a pension

J. SALAMBRI, 231, Corporal, Royal Engineers, died on 18th May 1922. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

G. SALAMONE. Joined the Maltese Pioneers with the rank of Lieutenant and served with them in Egypt in 1801. He continued as a Lieutenant in the Maltese Provincial Battalions from July 1803 to February 1815. Became a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until he retired on 31st January 1817. After leaving the Army he worked for the Civil Government until his death in 1818

Paolo SALAMONE, Commissioned from the ranks as Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant on 25th January 1839. He retired on grounds of ill health on 10th April 1855

Gunner SALIBA, 12138, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in August 1960

On 10th October 1961 Sapper SALIBA  together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Anthony SALIBA, Private, 6902, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 19th April 1942, whilst on duty. The son of Joseph and Mary Saliba, nee Cini, of Zebbug, Gozo. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

E. SALIBA, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

E. SALIBA, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

Giuseppe SALIBA, M/374110, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 18th November 1918, aged 22 years. The son of Felice and Maria Anna Saliba, of Msida. Buried in Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia

Giuseppe SALIBA, 3721, WOI (RSM), Royal Malta Artillery. The husband of Mrs T. Saliba, of Zurrieq.  Died on 11th October 1946

J. SALIBA, 9390, Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 19th July 1917, aged 17 years. The son of Giuseppe and Maria Saliba of 19 Strada Santa Maria, Hamrun. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Joseph SALIBA, Gunner, 20008, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 16th June 1941. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Luigi SALIBA, 4247, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 2nd November 1918, aged 26 years. The son of Paolo and Rosa Saliba, of Gozo. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece

Michael Angelo SALIBA, 3084, Gunner, 1 Heavy Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Italy joined the Second World War on 10th June 1940 as an ally of Germany, and the first air raids carried out by Italian aircraft were made on the morning of the 11th. He was one of the first casualties of the war when bombs landed on Upper St. Elmo where he was on duty. The son of Vincenzo and Carmela Saliba, of Zurrieq. Died on 11th June 1940, aged 46 years

Nicola SALIBA, Private, born c1807, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 212 days, and obtained a pension

Edgar John SALOMONE, was born on 21st May 1903, and joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st December 1923. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st December 1925, Captain on 2nd November 1931, Adjutant from 29th October 1934 to 27th February 1935. Appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Malta from 28th February 1935 until 3rd March 1941. Promoted to Major on 1st December 1940, and acting Lieutenant-Colonel on 18th June 1941. During WWII he was Commanding officer of 3 LAA Regiment from 18th March 1941 until its disbandment on 2nd September 1945. Awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his services during WWII. Commanding Officer of the 2AA Composite Regiment from 3rd September 1945 until 30th November 1949. Commanding Officer of the 2 HAA Regiment from 1st December 1949 until 31st August 1951. He formed and commanded the 11 HAA Regiment on 1st September 1951 until 20th January 1953. He retired on 18th February 1953

John SALOMONE, was born on 13th January 1875. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 6th January 1897, promoted to Lieutenant on 11th August 1897, and Captain on 5th September 1900. He retired on 15th September 1923, and died on 16th April 1953

C. SAMMUT, 4932, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 30th September 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Carmel SAMMUT, 12179, Lance Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 17th February 1959. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Carmel SAMMUT, 4085, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 18th August 1945, aged 25 years. The son of Saviour and Frances Sammut, nee D'Amato, of Zurrieq. Buried in St. Leo's Cemetery, Zurrieq

F. SAMMUT, 9427, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 13th March 1916. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Herbert Joseph SAMMUT, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment on 28th June 1890, and promoted to Lieutenant on 30th June 1894. Serving as a Major, Essex Regiment, when he died on 2nd May 1915. The son of Dr. J.B. Sammut, and husband of Mrs. Florence Sammut. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey

Hugh SAMMUT, was born on 10th July 1876. Joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 6th January 1897, and promoted to Lieutenant 11th August 1897. He retired on 16th April 1913 and died on 17th December 1962

J.S. SAMMUT, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Surgeon Lieutenant 1st October 1939

John SAMMUT, Private, 51611, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, from Msida. Killed by enemy aircraft attack on the Recruiting Training Depot on 25th April 1942. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Joseph SAMMUT, 3943, Lance-Sergeant, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 24th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph Augustine SAMMUT, was born on 4th December 1903. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from King's Own Malta Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 26th September 1925, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 26th September 1927, Captain on 28th February 1935. Appointed Garrison Adjutant Malta 18th December 1934 to 27th February 1935 and Adjutant Royal Malta Artillery from 28th February 1935 until 27th February 1938. Promoted to Major on 20th September 1942 and Lieutenant Colonel on 29th October 1951. He was appointed the Commander of the newly formed 7th Searchlight Battery on 5th September 1939, and later served with the 2nd HAA Regiment during WWII. He remained with the Regiment after the war and retired on 26th November 1954

Julian SAMMUT, NX/69617, Private, Australian Army Service Corps, died on 9th February 1942, aged 35 years. The son of John and Mary Sammut of St. Julians. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore

L. SAMMUT, was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Corsican Rangers on 22nd August 1811 until the Regiment was disbanded in 1817

L. SAMMUT, 6927, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Michael SAMMUT, Gunner, 40469, 11 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 10th May 1942. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

M. SAMMUT, 6762, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 21st October 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Nazzareno SAMMUT, 5204, Corporal, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, of Qrendi.  Injured in a plane crash at El Adem, Libya on 10th October. Died on 31st October 1961, aged 31 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

P. SAMMUT, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 9th August 1898, promoted to Captain on 23rd February 1905

Philip SAMMUT, 40248, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Mrs. M. Sammut, of Imtarfa.  Died on 20th January 1942

V.J. SAMMUT, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

Achilles F.P.M.J.A.F.X. SAMUT, was born in 1859. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 13th November 1878, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1880. He was serving when the Regiment changed its title to the Royal Malta Artillery and became a Captain 17th December 1890. He transferred to the Ordnance Store Department on 17th July 1895, and retired as a Colonel in 1905. With the outbreak of WWI he rejoined as Chief Ordnance Officer, Woolwich. After the war he returned to Malta and became involved with politics. He died on 31st April 1935

Arthur Joseph SAMUT, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the Wiltshire Regiment in WWI was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery

L. SAMUT, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

R. SAMUT, appointed Surgeon Captain in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, promoted to Surgeon Major. He was Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Richard P. SAMUT, appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. He was promoted to Major on 1st July 1892. With the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, he was the Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Royal Malta Regiment of Militia from 4th November 1897 to 4th December 1901. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Alfred SAMUT TAGLIAFERRO, was born on 15th January 1920. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st February 1939. Promotion to Lieutenant took place on 1st January 1941, Captain on 1st July 1946, and Major 21st February 1952. In command of 10th Battery from 12th December 1942 until 13th July 1945. He was awarded the M.B.E. for his services during WWII. After the war he held high ranking positions in Egypt, Singapore, England and Germany.

S. SAMUT TAGLIAFERRO, appointed as a Lieutenant on 13th August 1913 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, and promoted to Major. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Giuseppe SANT, 273, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 7th February 1919. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Count L. SANT, Captain, Maltese Provincial Battalions, from November 1802 until February 1815, and held same rank in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until May 1817 when he retired

Paul SANT, Private, 80271, 1st Malta Pioneer Group, Malta Territorial Force, died 24th August 1943, aged 22 years, the son of Emanuel and M. Anna Sant, of Mosta. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

B.J. SANT CASSIA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

L.J. SANT CASSIA, Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Philip SANT CASSIA, Lieutenant, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Alfred SANT FOURNIER, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 2nd December 1862. Promoted to Captain on 25th March 1884. In 1889 the Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery and he was promoted to Major on 17th December 1890. He retired on 18th February 1891

H. SANT FOURNIER, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment on 17th June 1891, and promoted to Lieutenant on 21st December 1895

L. SANT MANDUCA, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 13th May 1903

Paolo Vincenzo SANTAMARIA, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment, aged 22 years, as a Private on 16th August 1826. Appointed Quartermaster Sergeant on 30th August 1834 and held the post until 12th July 1855. He was commissioned as Honorary Lieutenant and Quartermaster on 13th July 1855 and he died the following year on 16th March 1856 whilst still in the Regiment

E. SAPIENZA, 53389, Private, Western Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry, died on 26th April 1916, aged 31 years. The son of Joseph and Virginia Sapienza of 22 Strada San Trofimo, Sliema. Buried in Voormezeele Cemetery, Belgium

Edward SAVONA, was born on 21st September 1867. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 20th October 1886. He was serving when the Regiment changed its title to the Royal Malta Artillery, and was promoted to Captain on 1st April 1896, and Major on 1st April 1899. During WWI he was in Egypt with a Royal Malta Artillery detachment from 4th March 1916 until 9th April 1917. He retired on 21st September 1922, and died on 27th October 1943

Pius (Pio) SAVONA, was born on 17th January 1877. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 2nd April 1898, promoted to Lieutenant on 16th August 1899, and Captain on 28th February 1923. He served as the Adjutant from 22nd June 1915 until December 1919. He retired on 17th January 1927, and died on 12th February 1960

V.J. SAVONA, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st March 1916

William SAVONA, was born on 7th January 1865, and joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 14th January 1885. He was serving in the Regiment when it changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery. He was the Adjutant from 14th February 1891 to 13th February 1896. He was promoted to Captain on 12th October 1892 and Major on 21st July 1897. During WWI he was on active service in France and Macedonia with the Army Ordnance Corps from 3rd July 1915 until September 1919. He retired from the Army on 7th January 1920, and entered politics

A. SCEBERRAS, joined the 80th Regiment of Foot as an Ensign on 21st April 1846. He was promoted to Lieutenant in the 70th Regiment of Foot on 21st January 1848, and made Adjutant on 13th December 1853. He transferred to the 98th Regiment of Foot as Captain on 9th March 1858 being promoted to Major on 6th January 1872 and Lieutenant Colonel on 14th September 1878. He retired on 6th March 1880

R. SCEBERRAS, joined the 80th Regiment of Foot as an Ensign on 16th March 1826, being promoted to Lieutenant on 17th April 1833 and Captain on 17th March 1843. He was killed on active service at the battle of Ferozeshah in December 1846

Gunner SCHEMBRI, 11754, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in March 1956

 A. SCHEMBRI, 7818, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 28th September 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

A. SCHEMBRI, 4970, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th September 1951

C. SCHEMBRI, 4201, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services in WWII

Carmel SCHEMBRI, Gunner, 8096, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 13th July 1942, aged 32 years. The son of Carmel and Angiolina Schembri, of Marsa. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Domenico SCHEMBRI, 4812, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 20th September 1918, aged 27 years. The son of Paul and Vincenza Schembri, and husband of Mrs. Annetta Schembri, of Hamrum. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

G. SCHEMBRI, 3110, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 27th October 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Giuseppe SCHEMBRI, Assistant Surgeon appointed 10th September 1807 to the Royal Regiment of Malta

J. SCHEMBRI, 18135212, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

John SCHEMBRI, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1941

John SCHEMBRI, 737, Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, served during WWII

L. SCHEMBRI, 4919, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 28th September 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Tommasco SCHEMBRI, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 103 days, and obtained a pension

Alfons SCIBERRAS, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1908

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

Sapper SCIBERRAS, 18133335, married, serving in the Royal Engineers in March 1961

On 10th October 1961 Sapper SCIBERRAS together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Giuseppe SCIBERRAS, 3723, WOII, joined the Royal Malta Artillery on 12th July 1924. He was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1943, King George VI issue, and in 1952 the Army Meritorious Service medal. He was discharged on 11th July 1952 after 28 years service

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Julian SCIBERRAS, Lance Corporal, 6394, 3rd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 4th September 1944, in 90 General Hospital at Imtarfa. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

On 10th October 1961 Lance Corporal Robert SCIBERRAS together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

V. SCIBERRAS, Gunner, 11767, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th September 1952. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Sergeant SCICLUNA, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Carmel SCICLUNA, Private, 60236, Royal Army Medical Corps, Malta Territorial Force, died 28th February 1944, aged 21 years. The son of Salvatore and Carmena Scicluna, and husband of Mrs. Mary Anne Scicluna, of Fgura. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

E. SCICLUNA, 130, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 27th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

V. SCICLUNA, 594, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 24th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Salvatore SCIFO, M/374349, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 18th October 1918, aged 20 years. The son of Carmelo and Carmelo Scifo, nee Attard, and husband of Mrs. Vittoria Scifo, nee Borg, of 6 Strada Gano, Birkirkara. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Gunner SCIORTINO, 4711, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in February 1956

C.B. SCIORTINO, promoted from Captain to Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, from 1st January 1914 to 31st December 1921. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Charles SCIORTINO, was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 24th October 1889 and Captain on 10th December 1892

Walter SCIORTINO, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 18th January 1861, a week before the title was changed the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 25th January 1861 and Captain on 1st March 1878. He died on 24th March 1884 whilst still serving in the Regiment

Gunner SEGUNA, 12074, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in January 1958

Spiridione SEGUNA, 3898. Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded WWII medals and in 1951 the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, King George VI issue

Albert John SEMINI, was born on 27th March 1884. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery from Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant on 22nd March 1902. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 22nd March 1905 and acting Captain on 25th May 1918. He retired on 15th September 1923

Victor SEMINI, a Lieutenant with the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 28th October 1876. He joined the 61st Regiment of Foot as Second Lieutenant on 6th March 1880 for six weeks before transferring to the 17th Regiment of Foot on 17th April 1880. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1881 and Captain on 1st July 1887. He was posted to Canada as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General

Giuseppe SESINO, was born on 15th February 1804. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 27th October 1839. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 20th July 1847 and Captain on 12th November 1858. He retired on 11th October 1864

Rosario SEYCHELL, 41291, Gunner, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 14th November 1943. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Saviour SILLATO, Gunner, 10677, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 20th July 1942, aged 19 years. The son of Paul and Carmen Sillato, of Sliema. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

C. SIMIANA, 46342, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 27th March 1921, aged 39 years. The son of Giuseppe and Lucrezia Simiana, and husband of Mrs. Caterina Simiana of 49 Strada San Giovanni, Valletta. Buried in the Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey

T. SMITH, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

Giuseppe SPAGNIOL, 3603, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1919, King George V issue

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Edward Rolando SPERANZA, joined the Royal Malta Artillery as acting 2nd Lieutenant on 19th June 1918. He died a few months later during the 'Spanish Flu' epidemic on 9th December 1918, aged 21 years

Joseph SPERANZA, was born on 3rd February 1840, and joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 26th June 1858. The Regiment changed its title to Royal Malta Fencible Artillery and he was a Lieutenant from 25th January 1861. Promotion to Captain took place on 23rd August 1877, and Major on 10th November 1885. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 14th February 1891 until he retired on 17th February 1897

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John E. SPERANZA, the son of Colonel Joseph Speranza. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889, and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1891. He transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 25th April 1893. He retired on 27th August 1895

W.S. SPERANZA, after being educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he joined the Royal Engineers as a Lieutenant in July 1884, being promoted to Captain on 4th April 1893

Gunner SPITERI, 11980, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in January 1965

Sergeant SPITERI, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

A. SPITERI, 1583, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Andrea SPITERI, Private, born c1805, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 155 days, and obtained a pension

C. SPITERI, 1989, C.Q.M.S., 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Edward SPITERI, 2776661, Sergeant, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, awarded the Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond The Seas Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1918, King George V issue

Emmanuel SPITERI, 42019, Gunner, 3rd LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Joseph and Josephine Spiteri. Died on 26th January 1943, aged 19 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

G. SPITERI, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed as a Lieutenant on 28th August 1940

Giovanni SPITERI, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 103 days, and obtained a pension

John SPITERI, 51163, Private, 3rd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment. The husband of Mrs H. Spiteri, of Birkirkara.  Died on 19th January 1942 in Mosta

Joseph SPITERI, 8116, Gunner, 3rd LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 21st January 1942, aged 32 years. The son of Joseph and Giovanna Spiteri, and the husband of Mrs. Ines Spiteri, of Kalkara. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Angelo SPITERI, 4329, BQMS, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th September 1950. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Carmelo SPITERI, 50088, Private, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1940

D. SPITERI, 9769, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 29th March 1916, aged 19 years. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

On 10th October 1961 Lance Corporal Emmanuel SPITERI together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Gregory SPITERI, Lance Corporal, 1275, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 24th January 1942, aged 37 years. He was killed whilst on duty at Luqa airfield. The son of Joseph and Pauline Spiteri, and husband of Mrs. Mary Spiteri, of Kercem, Gozo. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery 

J. SPITERI, 189, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 21st October 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Lawrence SPITERI, Gunner, 8290, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 11th April 1942, aged 30 years. The son of Rosario and Ann Spiteri. The husband of Mrs. Carmen Spiteri, nee Bailey, of Birkirkara. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Paolo SPITERI, 1277, Gunner, Royal Malta Fencible Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Queen Victoria issue

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P. SPITERI, 1992, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Salvatore SPITERI, Corporal, born c1802, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 25 years 8 days, and obtained a pension

Simeone SPITERI GANA, Commandant of the 2nd Division the Maltese Militia from 1st January 1801 until 5th November 1802

J. SPITERI MALLIA, Lance Corporal, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1945

Giomaria SQUENDO, Drummer, born c1812, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 24 years 228 days, and obtained a pension

A. de C. STAGNO NAVARRA, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 12th November 1906

Alfred M. STAGNO NAVARRA, Captain, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944. Promoted to Major and still in the regiment in 1953

S.S. STAINES, Lieutenant, served in the Malta Dockyard Battalion of Artillery 1853 - 1864

A. STEVENS, 20148, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services in WWII

G. STILON, Sergeant, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

F. STIVALA, appointed as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 9th August 1898, promoted to Captain on 2nd December 1904, then Major. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

S. STIVALA, Captain, serving in the 3rd Battalion, King's own Malta Regiment in 1943

Anthony STORACE, 40762, Gunner, 1st Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 15th January 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Carmelo STORACE, was born in Birkirkara in 1886, the son of 659 Sergeant Francesco Storace. He was under age when he enlisted in the Army on 14th March 1900. He was with the Royal Malta Artillery and promoted to Bombardier in 1904, then to Sergeant in 1916. During World War One he was acting RQMS at the Prisoner of War Camp in Malta. The rank of RQMS was confirmed in November 1921. He was discharged on 28th March 1933, but served in the Royal Malta Artillery again during World War Two. He died on 26th February 1963.

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Franco STORACE, 659, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Queen Victoria issue

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C.A. STRICKLAND, Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Count Gerald STRICKLAND della CATENIA, appointed a Major in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889

Gerald STRICKLAND, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, died in a scuba diving accident on 14th August 1959. He had joined the regiment in September 1938, and was promoted to Major in 1942

G.C. STRICKLAND, Major, serving in the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Roger G. STRICKLAND, Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Captain in 1938, and later became Colonel of the regiment. The brother of Gerald Strickland. He died 10th May 1975

D.A. SULLIVAN, 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment, in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

H. SULLIVAN, Lieutenant, serving in the 10th Regiment, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Sergeant SULTANA, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Giuseppe SULTANA, 6120, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 23rd November 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Thomas SULTANA, M/373957, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 11th September 1918, aged 17 years. The son of Joseph and Maria Sultana, of Birkirkara. Buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece

Vittorio SULTANA, 6628, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 26th January 1918, aged 19 years. The son of Francesco and Elena Sultana of 38 Strada Herba, Birkirkara. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece

G.Z. TABONA, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in WWII

C. TABONE, 6413, Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment, received the Military Medal for his services during WWII

C. TABONE, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1960

C.H. TABONE, Gunner, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1953

Carmelo TABONE, 5294, Sapper, Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in air crash at El Adem, Libya. Died 10th October 1961, aged 34 years. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Carmel TABONE 40139, Gunner, 11th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 7th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

D. TABONE, 2119, C.S.M., 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Giuseppe TABONE, Private, born c1805, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 94 days, and obtained a pension

V. TABONE, Royal Malta Artillery, appointed Surgeon Lieutenant on 1st October 1939

Carmel TANTI, 40282, Gunner, 11th AA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Mr and Mrs P. Tanti, of Zebbug.  Died on 7th April 1942

Emmanuel TANTI, 6783, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 6th July 1941 at his residence in Paola. The husband of Mrs V. Tanti, of Paola

Giuseppe TANTI, 2849, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 5th October 1915, aged 32 years. The son of Giovanni and Catarina Tanti and husband of Mrs. Carmela Tanti, of Mqabba. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Pius TEDESCO, 41560, Gunner, 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Dominico and Giovanna Tedesco, of Valletta.  Died on 25th March 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

A. TERRENI, Gunner, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1953

J. TERRENI, Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his services during WWII

S. TESTA, 6461, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

Chevalier Enrico TESTAFERRATA, a Captain in the Maltese Militia from 1st January 1801 until November 1802. He then joined the Maltese Provincial Battalion from November 1802 until 11th April 1805. Became a Captain in the Royal Regiment of Malta on 12th April 1805 until January 1807. Aide-de-Camp to Major General Villettes in January and February 1807. Promoted to Major in the Maltese Provincial Battalion on 25th February 1807.

Filippo TESTAFERRATA, a Captain in the Malta Provincial Battalions from November 1802 until 12th April 1805. He joined the Royal Regiment of Malta as a Captain on 13th April 1805 until its disbandment in 1811. He was taken prisoner at Capri in 1808 and kept as a prisoner of war at Verdun until 1811. He retired in 1814 and died in Pisa, Italy, in 1821.

Filippo Giacomo TESTAFERRATA, joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment as an Ensign on 20th July 1847

Baron Pietro Paolo TESTAFERRATA, Major, Commanding Officer of the Maltese Veterans Regiment from August 1811 until July 1814. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible regiment as a Major from 25th February 1815 until his retirement on 25th March 1816

Marquis Pandolfo TESTAFERRATA, Major, Commanding Officer of the Maltese Veterans Regiment from 8th February 1803 until August 1811.

Victor TESTAFERRATA, Captain, Surgeon, serving with the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

P. TESTAFERRATA BONICI, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 31st January 1903

Louis TESTAFERRATA OLIVIER, Marquis, appointed Captain in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889

S. TESTAFERRATA MORONI VIANI, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955

Michael TEUMA, M/374561, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 14th October 1918, aged 24 years. The son of Giuseppe and Caterina Teuma, nee Falzon. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

Michele TEUMA, 4274, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 14th November 1918, aged 21 years. The son of Giuseppe Teuma, of Kala, Gozo. Buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece

J. THEUMA CASTELLETTI, appointed as a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 3rd December 1900, and promoted to Captain on 10th June 1910

G. THEY, Captain, Maltese Provincial Battalions from November 1802 until 24th February 1815, then with the same rank continued in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until January 1817 when he retired

Giuseppe TONNA, Private, born c1807, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 84 days, and obtained a pension

N. TONNA, Drum Major, serving with the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1945

Victor TORPIANO, Lance Corporal, 35180, 3rd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died 1st May 1942, aged 23 years. He was killed by a shell fragment during an attack by German fighter planes near Qrendi Church. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

C.C. TORREGIANI, appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th December 1913

A. TRAPANI, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 4th November 1891, and promoted to Lieutenant on 19th December 1894

A. TRAPANI, appointed a Major on 24th June 1910 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI

Alfred TRAPANI, born 2nd January 1858, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 19th December 1877, promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1880, Captain on 10th November 1885, and Major on 1st April 1896, Royal Malta Artillery. With the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 25th November 1909 until 11th September 1915.

Charles TRAPANI, was born in May 1854. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 14th November 1874 as a Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain on 10th November 1885, and continued with the Regiment when its title was changed to Royal Malta Artillery. He was promoted to Major on 1st April 1896, but left due to ill health 12th August 1896

Frederick TRAPANI, was born on 2nd January 1859. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery on 19th December 1877 as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1880, Captain on 10th November 1885, and continued with the Regiment when it changed its title to Royal Malta Artillery. He became a Major on 1st April 1896 and Lieutenant Colonel on 25th November 1909. Retired due to ill health 12th September 1915. He died in September 1928

Giovanni Andrea TREVISAN, a Lieutenant in the Maltese Militia in 1801/1802. Captain in the Maltese Provincial Battalion from November 1802 until 11th April 1805. A Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Malta from 12th April 1805 until 1811. Taken prisoner at Capri in 1809, but escaped via Ancona. He held the post of Captain of the Port of Valletta during the Plague of 1813.

Anthony TROISI, Sapper, 91005, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 17th April 1943. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

John TUFFIGNO, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery during WWII

Sergeant TURNER, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery in 1958

Frederico UBALDINI, a Captain in the Maltese Provincial Battalions from November 1802 until 13th April 1805. Joined the Royal Regiment of Malta with the rank of Captain on 14th April 1805 until it was disbanded in 1811. He retired in 1814.

Vincent UNGARO, 41587, Lance-Bombardier, 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 6th March 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Kenneth J.T. VALENZIA, Major, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1970. He later became Lieutenant-Colonel

A. VASSALLO, 7089, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 24th December 1918, aged 22 years. The son of Anna and Paolo Vassallo. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

A. VASSALLO, 18132150, WOII, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Albert VASSALLO, 6315, Corporal, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 18th December 1941, aged 42 years. The son of Silvio and Annie Vassallo, Rabat, and the husband of Mrs. Carmen Vassallo, of Rabat. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

C. VASSALLO, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 30th April 1902 and promoted to Lieutenant on 5th June 1908

N. VASSALLO, 3234114, Sapper, Canadian Engineers, died on 30th August 1919, aged 23 years. The son of George and Nicolina Vassallo, of Siggiewi. Buried in Toronto Mount Hope Cemetery, Canada

Nicola VASSALLO, was born on 30th August 1867. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery aged 15 years on 30th August 1882. He was in the ranks for 12 years 349 days. From BSM he was commissioned as Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant on 14th August 1895. He retired 14th August 1905

VELLA, 556, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 26th August 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Gunner VELLA, 11471, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in January 1955

Lance Corporal VELLA, 5208, married, serving in the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in May 1956

Alfred VELLA, was born on 28th February 1863. He joined the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery as a Lieutenant on 16th May 1883, and was serving when the Regiment changed its title to the Royal Malta Artillery. He became a Captain on 12th October 1892, served as Adjutant from 14th February 1896 until 14th February 1897. Promoted to Major on 17th February 1897. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commanding Officer of the Royal Malta Artillery from 12th September 1915 until 27th February 1923, when he retired. He died in November 1934

Alfred VELLA, 90022, Driver, Royal Army Service Corps, Malta Territorial Force, died on 15th August 1944. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Andrea VELLA, 504, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Queen Victoria issue

Antonio VELLA, Private, born c1801, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 22 years 204 days, and obtained a pension

Antonio VELLA, T/MA/6012, Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 2nd June 1941, aged 48 years. The husband of Josephine Valla of Alexandria, Egypt. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Athens Memorial, Greece

Arthur VELLA, was born on 1st September 1870. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia then joined the Royal Malta Artillery with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 16th November 1892. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 16th November 1895 and Captain on 1st April 1899. He was the Adjutant from 12th November 1899 until his death on 21st July 1902

Arthur Henry VELLA, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant on 8th December 1913 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, attached to the 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, died on 28th April 1917, aged 22 years. The son of Captain Arthur and Mary E. Vella of 91 Strada Zecca, Valletta. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece

C. VELLA, 8396, Private 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 22nd October 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

C. VELLA, Gunner, 19053821, Royal Artillery, died on 17th December 1951. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

C.D. VELLA, appointed a Captain in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 27th November 1902

Domenico VELLA, Private, 1570, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment. Wounded in action whilst on duty, taken to 90 General Hospital at Imtarfa where he died on 31st May 1942. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

E. VELLA, M/373383, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 13th September 1918. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Edward VELLA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia in May 1889

Emmanuel VELLA, Sapper, 30208, Royal Engineers, Malta Territorial Force, died on 26th April 1942, aged 19 years. The son of Carmelo and Maria Assunta Vella, nee Buttigieg, of Xewkija, Gozo. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

E.J. VELLA, appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant on 31st July 1908 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches in WWI. Held the rank of Captain, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Lieutenant-Colonel, and Commanding Officer in 1938

E.L. VELLA, served as a Sergeant for ten months in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia, then promoted to Lieutenant on 1st March 1890. He retired 5th January 1893

F. VELLA, 1523, Acting R.S.M., 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

F.A. VELLA, Captain, serving with the 10th Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

F.G. VELLA, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, commissioned in September 1939

Francis VELLA, 4714, Lance Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 7th July 1942

G. VELLA, 4144, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 22nd July 1918. Buried in Salonika Military Cemetery, Greece

G. VELLA, 9971, Private, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, died on 22nd June 1916, aged 19 years. The son of Mrs. Rosa Vella, of Hamrun. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

G.D. VELLA, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 16th November 1892 and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st November 1895

Giomaria VELLA, Private, born c1805, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 28 years 207 days, and obtained a pension

Giomaria VELLA, Private, born c1809, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 35 days, and obtained a pension

Giovanni VELLA, Private, born c1808, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 25 years 222 days, and obtained a pension

Giovanni VELLA, 2864, enlisted on 15th January 1910, aged 20 years. Promoted to Bombardier in 1918, Lance Sergeant in 1925 and Sergeant in 1931. He served in the band from 1913 until 1920, and was discharged in 1925. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1928. He died in 1955

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Giovanni Maria VELLA, M/373518, Private, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 20th October 1918. The son of Michele and Carmela Vella, of 186 Strada Reale, Balzan. Buried in the Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia

Giuseppe VELLA, appointed an Ensign with the Royal Regiment of Malta on 13th April 1805

Giuseppe VELLA, Sergeant, 1st Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, received the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in January 1908. He had served for twenty-one years

Giuseppe VELLA, 56201, Private, Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry, died on 15th August 1917, aged 27 years. The son of Giovanni and M. Rosa Vella and husband of Mrs. Giuseppa Vella, of Rabat. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, France

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Grabiel VELLA together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Henry VELLA, serving in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as a Major on 1st May 1889. With the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, he was the Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, Royal Malta Regiment of Militia, from 23rd September 1892 until 16th November 1897

H.D. VELLA, appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 12th January 1903

J. VELLA, 10840, Lance Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded the Military Medal for his services during WWII

John VELLA, 35186, Private, 3rd Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 6th October 1942. Died of typhoid fever in 45 General Hospital at St. Patricks. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Joseph VELLA, 10674 Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 30th April 1941. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Luigi VELLA, 6748, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 24th September 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

Paul VELLA, 4331, Gunner, 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 25th March 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

R. VELLA, 110, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 25th August 1918. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy

R. VELLA, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 4th November 1891 and promoted to Lieutenant on 25th April 1893

Robert VELLA MD, was born on 16th February 1871, and served as the Medical Officer in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia from 1891 until 1901. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery with the rank of Surgeon Lieutenant on 2nd January 1901 and was promoted to Surgeon Captain on 2nd January 1904, and Surgeon Major on 2nd January 1913. He retired on 1st January 1922

Salvatore VELLA, Private, born c1803, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 33 years 349 days, and obtained a pension

Salvatore VELLA, held the rank of Captain in the Malta Provincial Battalions from 6th November 1802 until 13th April 1805. He then became a Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Malta from 14th April 1805 until 8th November 1806. Returned to the Malta Provincial Battalions as a Captain on 9th November 1806 until 24th February 1815, followed by service in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment until his resignation on 6th January 1819

Saviour VELLA, 10333, Gunner, 9th HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 1st July 1944. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Vincent VELLA, 50305, Private, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 15th February 1942. The son of Mrs A. Vella, of Floriana. Whilst on leave he went to see the late afternoon showing of the film ‘The North-West Mounted Police’, featuring the Hollywood stars Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard, at the Regent Cinema, Valletta. Just before six o'clock a German aircraft dropped three bombs on Valletta. One struck the Governor’s Palace, a second the Casino Maltese, whilst the third scored a direct hit on the Regent Cinema. A total of twenty-six servicemen and fifteen civilians lost their lives

Vincenzo VELLA, served as an Ensign with the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 27th January 1825. He appeared before a Court Martial with fellow defendant Lieutenant Salvatore Calleja charged with commercial fraud on 6th August 1834. He was found Guilty and sentenced to be cashiered, which was carried out on 23rd November 1834

V.G. VELLA, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. Held the rank of Captain in 1938

Walter D. VELLA, was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia on 1st May 1889 but transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery on 15th July 1891

J. VELLA CARUANA, 18270220, Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Francis VELLA-HABER, Lance Bombardier, 4714, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 7th July 1942, aged 27 years. The son of Lucio Cipriano and Anna Vella-Haber, of Hamrun

Gunner VIDAL, 10261, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in November 1962

G. VIDAL, Lieutenant in the Maltese Provincial Battalions, retired on 25th February 1807. Re-joined the Army briefly as a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from February 1815 until 25th March 1816

On 10th October 1961 Sapper Joseph VIDAL together with other men of the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers boarded a Hastings 498 aircraft at El Adem Royal Air Force Station, Libya, to return to Malta. As the plane was taking off it started going sideways, fell back to the ground and immediately burst into flames. A total of 17 men died the same day or later from their injuries and are buried in Pembroke Military cemetery. He was among the 22 survivors

Salvatore VILONE, Private, born c1797, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 32 years 53 days, and obtained a pension

Giorgio VIRTU, was born in 1806. He served as a Volunteer Cadet in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 7th May 1825 until 29th December 1834, when he was commissioned as an Ensign on 30th December 1834. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 17th February 1840, Captain 26th June 1852 and Brevet Major on 23rd March 1861. He retired on 2nd December 1862 and died on 17th October 1875

Giovanni Battista VIRTU, served an Ensign with the Maltese Provincial Battalions, then joined the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment with the same rank on 25th February 1815. Promoted to Lieutenant on 25th February 1822, and Captain on 25th April 1825. He retired on 29th January 1836

A.V. von BROCKDORFF, Lieutenant, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Charles von BROCKDORFF, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery with the same rank on 4th July 1916. He was demobbed on 17th November 1921

Baron Edward von BROCKDORFF, Captain, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944. Took over command of 1st Battalion King's Own Malta Regiment holding the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in August 1965. The son of Ulrick von Brockdorff

E.G.A. Von BROCKDORFF, Major, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Eugene VON BROCKDORFF, was the son of Baron Edward Von Brockdorff. He was commissioned into the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia as a Second Lieutenant and served from 26th April 1899 to 20th April 1900, when he transferred to the 2nd Battalion The King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment. Promotion to Lieutenant was made in February 1901, and he served with the regiment in South Africa during the Boer War. In March 1904 he was seconded for service with the Sierra Leone Battalion, and three years later in February 1907 seconded to the West African Frontier Force. He died in Malta on 29th April 1909

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Hugh von BROCKDORFF, was serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia when he transferred to the Royal Malta Artillery with the same rank on 4th July 1916. During WWI he saw active service in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. He was demobbed on 1st April 1920 and died on 15th September 1956

Ulrick von BROCKDORFF, appointed as a Lieutenant on 16th February 1910 in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, and held the rank of Major in the King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931

W. von BROCKDORFF, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 9th June 1904

F. WALKER, Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Maltese Provincial Battalions from 6th November 1802 until 24th February 1815. He continued as a Lieutenant in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment until 30th January 1817. He became Adjutant and Quartermaster on 31st January 1817 but later left the Regiment

J.M. WISMAYER, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1955. He transferred to 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in June 1966

A. XERRI, R.Q.M.S., served in the King's Own Malta Regiment for thirty two years

C. XERRI, 4905, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 22nd November 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Joseph XERRI, 4880, Private, Malta Pioneer Group, Malta Territorial Force, died on 2nd July 1946, aged 33 years The son of Paul and Grazia Xerri, nee Camilleri. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Paolo XERRI, 2683, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died 5th October 1915. Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

Publio XERRI, Gunner, 10944, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 23rd January 1944. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

S. XERRI, 587, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 19th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

F.H. XERRI de CARO, appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 23rd May 1901

C. XUEREB, Bandmaster, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1945

Carmelo XUEREB, WOI, Bandmaster, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1942

C.A. XUEREB, appointed as a Lieutenant in the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 8th June 1918

Giuseppe XUEREB, 4369, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 15th November 1918, the son of Giovanni and Teodora Xuereb, of Gozo. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

M. XUEREB, 12146, Sergeant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1970

Publius XUEREB, 1372, Lance-Corporal, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Malta Regiment, died on 28th April 1942 whilst on leave in Floriana, aged 34 years. The son of Henry and Antonia Abela Xuereb, of Floriana

Gunner ZAHRA, 4816, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in September 1957

Carmelo ZAHRA, 3860, WOII (BSM), 2nd HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 23rd May 1942. The husband of Mrs C. Zahra, of Rabat

J. ZAHRA, 7888, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 29th December 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Michele ZAHRA, Driver, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 4th April 1917, aged 59 years. The son of Giuseppe Zahra and husband of Mrs. Maria Anna Zahra of 99 Strada Miratore, Floriana. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Gunner ZAMMIT, 4615, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in July 1960

Gunner ZAMMIT, 4776, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in February 1956

Sapper ZAMMIT, 5099, married, serving in the Malta Fortress Squadron, Royal Engineers, in January 1956

Albert ZAMMIT, Gunner, 10789, 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 20th July 1942, aged 20 years. The son of Alfredo and Aurelia Zammit, of Hamrun. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery

Anthony ZAMMIT, 4389, Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, awarded WWII medals and in 1957 the Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal, Queen Elizabeth II issue

C. ZAMMIT, BSM, serving in the 3 LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, in 1958

Carmelo ZAMMIT, Gunner, 3994, 2 HAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 18th November 1941. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

Charles ZAMMIT, Colour Sergeant, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in 1966

Francesco ZAMMIT, 6272, enlisted in the King’s Own Malta Regiment of Militia on 27th March 1906, when he was 17 years 6 months old. He lived in the Stella Maris Parish of Sliema, the son of Pietro Paolo Zammit and worked as a gardener. He was discharged from the Army on 3rd January 1921

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G. ZAMMIT, 3489, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 1st October 1918. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

George ZAMMIT, Lieutenant, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

Giuseppe ZAMMIT, Private, born c1804, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 27 years 126 days, and obtained a pension

Giuseppe ZAMMIT, 1310, Gunner, Royal Malta Artillery. Awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal King Edward VII issue

Giuseppe ZAMMIT, 18132314, Sergeant, Royal Malta Artillery. He was awarded the Efficiency Medal with Malta clasp in 1966. He died aged 88 years, on 21st November 2010. He is the tall man on the left side of this photograph.

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John ZAMMIT, 10700312, Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 14th February 1944. The husband of Mrs. Giudith Zammit, of Sliema. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

L. ZAMMIT, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 28thAugust 1919. Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Luca (Luke) ZAMMIT, was born on 6th January 1885. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a boy on 7th January 1899 and served in the ranks for 18 years 170 days, as a Warrant Officer II for 4 years 6 days and Warrant Officer I for 6 years 119 days. He was appointed Quartermaster and Lieutenant on 28th March 1928, being promoted to Captain on 28th March 1936. He reached retiring age and left the Regiment on 6th January 1940

N. ZAMMIT, 8180, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia. Mentioned in Despatches during WWI

P. ZAMMIT, Lieutenant in the Maltese Provincial Battalions, then continued with the same rank in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment from 25th February 1815 until retirement on 31st January 1817

P. ZAMMIT, 1513, Driver, Royal Field Artillery, died on 20th December 1916, aged 27 years. The son of Maria Zammit of 7 Strada San Guilliano, St. Julians. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Paul ZAMMIT, 4026, Gunner, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Died on 24th April 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Pietro ZAMMIT, Private, born c1809, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 26 years 243 days, and obtained a pension

S. ZAMMIT, 4882, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 6th October 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

S. ZAMMIT, 576, Sapper, Royal Engineers, awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for his services in WWII

Saviour ZAMMIT, 20252, Gunner, 3rd LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. The son of Mr and Mrs P. Zammit, of Mosta. Died on 16th May 1941

T.A. ZAMMIT, Captain, serving in the King's Own Malta Regiment in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

Vincenzo ZAMMIT, Private, born c1805, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 30 years 243 days, and obtained a pension

V.M. ZAMMIT, 18134177, Staff Sergeant, King's Own Malta Regiment, serving in March 1972 when the regiment was disbanded

G. ZAMMIT BRIFFA, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

A. ZAMMIT CUTAJAR, 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Malta Regiment, when it was reconstituted in November 1931. He held the rank of Lieutenant in 1938

George ZAMMIT CUTAJAR, Lieutenant, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

A.V. ZAMMIT MAEMPEL, Captain, Surgeon, serving in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1960

Godfrey Lewis Publius ZAMMIT TABONA, was born on 16th February 1916. He joined the Royal Malta Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 18th January 1936. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 18th January 1939, Captain on 16th January 1944, Major on 16th January 1949 and Lieutenant Colonel on 10th January 1960. He served in the Regiment throughout WWII and after. He was the Commanding Officer of 11 Regiment from 10th January 1957 until 9th January 1960, the Commanding Officer of 1 Regiment from 10th January 1960 until 27th January 1963, and Commander of the Royal Malta Artillery from 10th May 1963 until 9th May 1966. He retired on 7th June 1966

Philip ZAMMITT, 40248, Gunner, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, attached 26th Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 20th January 1942. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery

Fidele ZARB, MM, 4371, Sergeant, 3rd LAA Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery. Born on 9th October 1911, in the Parish of St. Bartholomew, Gharghur, he enlisted in the army on 12th November 1938. On 28th June 1942 his Bofors gun position on the Kalafrana Road was attacked by enemy bombers and suffered a near miss. He led the gun crew to move the gun to a new position and then re-commenced firing at the attackers. For his action and leadership he was awarded the Military Medal. Just over three weeks later he was in a gun position defending Hal Far airfield and the Kalafrana seaplane base when it received a direct hit and he was killed together with five gunners. He died on 20th July 1942, aged 30 years, the son of Joseph and Grace Zarb, of Gharghur, and husband of Mrs. Josephine Zarb, nee Fenech, of Gharghur.

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Gaetano ZARB, 40029, Lance Bombardier, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 13th February 1942. The 10th Battery Royal Malta Artillery were moving their guns from Ghain Tuffieha to Marsaxlokk and took a temporary halt in Paola. They came under attack by enemy bombers, and he was killed by bomb splinters. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Gioacchino ZARB, Private, born c1807, served in the Royal Malta Fencible Regiment for 25 years 278 days, and obtained a pension

Joseph ZARB, Gunner, 4215, 3 Battery, 1 Coast Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, died on 29th April 1941, aged 29 years. The son of Paul and Concetta Zarb, and husband of Mrs. Mary Zarb. Buried in Imtarfa Cemetery

V. ZARB, 4902, Labourer, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 29th September 1918. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

W. ZARB COUSIN, Captain, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in 1965

J. ZARB MIZZI, Lance Corporal, serving in the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1943

Lance Bombardier ZERAFA, 11401, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in September 1956

 Gunner ZERAFA, 18133589, married, serving in the Royal Malta Artillery in August 1959

Lance Corporal ZERAFA, on the Orderly Room Staff of the 3rd Battalion, King's Own Malta Regiment in 1944

M. ZERAFA, Servant, Maltese Labour Corps, died on 11th November 1918, aged 17 years. The son of G. and Carmela Zerafa, of Zebbug. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

 

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