SIGGIEWI (OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL) CEMETERY
- Country Malta
- Total identified casualties 1 Find these casualties
- Casualties from Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 35.85648, Longitude: 14.42899
The village of Siggiewi is situated in the middle south-western side of the island. Follow road signs to Siggiewi. On entering the village follow road signs to the "Village Centre" which brings you to Pjassa San Nicola where the village church is located. Take the road leading to the village of "Rabat" on the left hand side of the church's front facade. Follow the road up for 4 kilometres. The cemetery is situated on the right hand side of the road on the outskirts of the village. The grave is situated to the right of the main pathway, the fifth grave along. The entrance to the cemetery is in Triq Blat il-Qamar, Siggiewi. GPS Co-ordinates: 35.856534, 14.428992.
Winter Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Saturday from 8:00am to 9:00am and Sunday from 9:00am to 11:00am Summer Monday to Friday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Saturday from 8:00am to 9:30am and Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am.
This cemetery is kept locked outside of these hours. To gain access visitors are requested to contact our Local Supervisor, Malta via one of the following:
Tel: +356 99891837 or +356 99891837
Fax: +356 21450107
Post: 37 Rhapsody, Triq L-Inbid, Attard, Malta.
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During the Second World War, Malta's position in the Mediterranean was of enormous Allied strategic importance. Heavily fortified, the island was never invaded, but was subjected to continual bombardment and blockade between Italy's entry into the war in June 1940 and the Axis defeat at El Alamein in November 1942. At the height of Axis attempts to break Malta's resistance in April 1942, the island and her people were awarded the George Cross by King George VI.
Malta's defence relied upon a combined operation in which the contributions made by the three branches of the armed forces and Merchant Navy were equally crucial. Although heavily pressed in defence, offensive raids launched from the island by air and sea had a crippling effect on the Axis lines of communication with North Africa, and played a vital part in the eventual Allied success there.
Siggiewi (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War.