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MALTA (CAPUCCINI) MILITARY CEMETERY

Triq Santu Rokku, Kalkara, Malta

Malta (Capuccini) Military Cemetery

This tranquil cemetery is cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the final resting place of over 1,000 casualties from the two World Wars alongside many more civilian memorials.  Many of the Commonwealth burials are marked by flat headstones bearing multiple names due to the shallow earth and hard rock found in Malta.

Along the back wall of the cemetery, you will see the Japanese Naval Memorial nestled between the trees.  During the First World War, the Japanese Navy answered the call to support the fight against Germany.  You are likely to see many tokens and gifts left here by Japanese tourists who visit to honour their dead.

Also buried here is Ernest Wild, a heroic Royal Navy Seaman who was stranded during Shackleton’s disastrous 1916-1917 Expedition to the Antarctic.  Wild survived this terrible ordeal only to return to naval duty and succumb to Typhoid in March 1918.

For more information send an email to mark.fitzgerald@cwgc.org

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  • Opening Hours: - 1st March to 31st October Weekdays from 07:30 till 18:30. Weekends and Public holidays from 08:30 till 18:30 - 1st November till 27th February Weekdays from 07:30 till 16:30. Weekends and Public holidays from 08:30 till 16:30
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