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Malta navy burials 1900

Postby philarys » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:24 am

My husbands great uncle Stephen Smith died on board HMS Edgar on 9/3/1900' and as per the records buried the next day. We thought at first at sea, but after looking at the ships log, he was taken by launch to Malta, We have looked at some navy grave yards but have found no grave ,does anyone have any more ideas where to look.

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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby brunes08 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:58 pm

You do not say where you have seen the cemeteries. Do you mean you have been to Malta or just looked on the internet? I typed in 'Malta cemeteries' into Google and severL sites are listed that might be of help.


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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby Millst » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:53 pm

Try this website: http://www.maltafamilyhistory.com/

It includes lists of army and navy personnel who died and were buried in Malta from 1800 through to 1979. There are lists of those buried in all the cemeteries there.
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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby philarys » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:04 am

Millst wrote:Try this website: http://www.maltafamilyhistory.com/

It includes lists of army and navy personnel who died and were buried in Malta from 1800 through to 1979. There are lists of those buried in all the cemeteries there.



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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby philarys » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:11 am

Thankyou both for answering my question .we have. looked on the Malta family history site,with no luck, This is the only place we. have looked . It might help if we knew where the HMS Edgar called in but although the position is noted in the log book ,unless you can understand them that does not help.


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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby vnolan » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:09 am

If you put the details of the positions noted in the log book into google earth this should help with pinpointing the location you are looking for. Just put in the longitude and latitude and it should find the location.
I have done this many time just for fun to see where I end up.
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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby philarys » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:08 pm

Have tried this but must be doing something wrong, also tried to add a jpeg of the log but it wont let me, do we have to be in the photo section to do this. Thankyou
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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby junkers » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:53 pm

If you use a good atlas then it is easy to use the coordinates to establish where the ship was but it may have been at sea for some time.
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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby brunes08 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:40 pm

According to a article in the WDYTYA magazine for Feb 2014, deceasedonline.com has scanned records from The National Archives of a mixture of death and burial records relating to British service personnel. It includes records from Malta as well as Cyprus, Singapore and Egypt. Hope that helps.
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Re: Malta navy burials 1900

Postby philarys » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:59 pm

Thanks for that advice will try them, I emailed the malta family history people this morning ,last time I tried they didn't answer. On his navy record there is a number in brackets so I asked them if it could be a grave no. Hilary
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