Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

Pieta MilitaryCemetery, Malta

Location:  Triq id-Duluri (Our Lady of Sorrows Street), 2 kilometres south-west of Valletta on the road to Sliema.
Visited:   see Notes below “Cheltonians” buried in the Cemetery:   4
CWGC Cemetery Information Sheet can be viewed here

Copyright and source – Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright and source – Mr Wayne Saillard

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery

Major Rupert Charles Chabbert MEYRICKE, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, is buried in Plot C.XI.1.

He fell ill and was evacuated from Gallipoli to Malta in early January 1916 and died of illness in the Royal Naval Hospital there on 26th January 1916, aged 38.

He is commemorated on theCheltenham War Memorial and on the St Stephen’s Church War Memorial.

His father, Edward Meyricke, resided at “Nubie House”, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham.

His brother Robert died of illness during the Boer War and brother Edward, Robert’s twin) died in a steeplechase accident in 1905.

Major Archibald ROBERTS, 6th Battalion Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) is buried in Plot A.XI.5

He was severely wounded in Gallipoli in early August 1915 and was evacuated to Malta, where he died on 22nd August 1915, aged 46.

Major Roberts is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

His father, Major A H Roberts, resided at Andover Villa, Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, and he left a widow, who later remarried, and resided at The Beeches, Cirencester, Glos.

Pte Cornelius George RODGERS, 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot A.VII.4

He was serving in Gallipoli and was evacuated to Malta suffering from acute dysentery where he died on 17th August 1915.

Pte Rodgers is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the St Philip’s Church War Memorial.

His parents, Cornelius John and Mary Ann Rodgers, resided at “Oakdene”, Gordon Road, Leckhampton.

Private Albert Edgar SMITH, Portsmouth Battalion Royal Naval Division, is buried in Plot A.XV.4

He was evacuated from Gallipoli to Malta suffering from typhoid where he died on 16th October 1915, aged 22.

Pte Smith is commemorated on theAll Saints Church War Memorial.

His parents, Daniel Charles and Eliza Smith resided at 50 Fairview Street, Cheltenham.


1.   Mr Wayne Saillard is thanked and acknowledged for his permission to use these photos on the site.


Page last updated: 29th December 2008

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