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PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY

Triq id-Duluri, Tal-Pietà, Malta

Pieta Military Cemetery

Tucked away in the bustling town of Pieta is this tranquil cemetery.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for over 2,000 graves here, of which 1,300 were servicemen. Many of the Commonwealth burials are marked by flat headstones bearing multiple names due to the shallow earth and hard rock found in Malta.

Fascinating people and stories are contained within the cemetery walls.  One is as Private Robert Hugh Martin whose injury in 1918 prompted a major advancement in medical history.  After being shot in the chest Private Martin underwent complex heart surgery in 1918, the first of its kind in the battlefield.

Also resting here is a true trailblazer, Dr Isobel Tate.  Female doctors were extremely rare at the start of the 20th century but Dr Tate qualified and answered the call to work with wounded soldiers during First World War.  She tragically succumbed to typhoid in 1917 and was laid to rest here.

Whilst here pay a visit the Indian Memorial honouring casualties from what is now India, Pakistan and Nepal.   Here you will see names of soldiers, labourers and members of the Gurkha regiments who were cremated at nearly Lazaretto and are commemorated here on the memorial wall.

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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