Visiting Information: The memorial plaque commemorating the First World War casualty is on the wall of the steps leading to the crypt. It should be noted that access to the crypt can only be obtained by permission from the Church.
Location Information: The village of Zebbug is situated in the lower middle part of the island. Follow road signs to the village of Zebbug. When entering the village again follow road signs to Zebbug centre, where the village church is situated in the main square. The entrance to the church is in Misrah San Fillippu, Haz-Zebbug. GPS Co-ordinates: 36.069904, 14.236102.
Historical Information: From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on the islands of Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika, although increased submarine activity in the Mediterranean meant that fewer hospital ships were sent to the island from May 1917. In the left hand corner, at the back of the Casal Zebbug Church, there is a door leading down a flight of steps. Down the first flight, on the left hand side, there is a marble memorial inserted into the wall commemorating a Maltese artilleryman of the First World War, who is buried in the ossuary beneath the church.
- Added: 20 Apr 2011
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2398803
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