Find your ancestors in Malta, Monumental Inscriptions

What can these records tell me?

Every record will include a transcript and an image of the monument. We always recommend viewing the original image. Monumental inscriptions can be filled with a wealth of information. In many cases these are military burials. The monumental inscription many include the person’s rank, regiment and service number.

Every transcript will include a combination of the following:

  • Name
  • Birth year
  • Age at death
  • Death date
  • Cemetery
  • Place and country

Discover more about these records

Malta is made of a small group of islands located in central Mediterranean Sea. Malta was captured by Napoleon in 1708 during the French Revolutionary Wars. It was transferred to British control in 1798. The small country played a vital role during the Second World War as a base for the Allied Powers. Many of the records reflect those lives lost during this time. Malta achieved its independence in 1964 and had remained a member of the British Commonwealth.

The records include the following cemeteries:

  • Gwardamanga
  • Kalkara
  • Mtarfa – includes the Mtarfa military cemetery where the names of 245 individuals who died during the First and Second World Wars from Britain, Malta, Australia, and New Zealand. If you browse through the images, you can find displays that were photographed at the cemetery about Malta’s contributions to the war.
  • Pembroke – the images were captured at the Pembroke Military Cemetery.
  • Sliema
  • Valletta – Second World War memorial includes the names of 2,300 air men who lose their lives flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave.