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Kalkara Naval Cemetery, Xghajra

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The Kalkara Naval Cemetery (or Capuccini Naval Cemetery) is a cemetery in Kalkara in the South Eastern Region of Malta.

The main entrance to the cemetery is at the junction of Triq Santa Rokku and Triq San Leonardu. The cemetery is divided into Protestant and Roman Catholic sections.

The cemetery formerly belonged to the British Royal Navy. The cemetery 1085 graves of Commonwealth military personnel killed in the country in World War I and World War II in addition to 1,445 non military burials and 137 war graves of people of non-commonwealth nationalities. Many graves are marked by Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) gravestones. The majority of the 351 Commonwealth burials from World War I and the 694 Commonwealth burials from World War II are buried in the Protestant section of the cemetery.

It is listed Grade 1 on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.
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  • Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, is located just of Kalkara across the bay from Valletta and is maintained by the Commonwealth war graves. The cemetery is the final resting place for over 1000...  more »
  • I am lucky enough to live 10 minutes walk away - first went to look out for a grave for a friend - often go back early Saturday or Sunday morning before it gets too hot - beautifully kept and...  more »
  • How many sailors have been lost during the years on the seas around Malta, many, to many maybe. This well kept cemetery gives a touching insight to the reality of life of the seas for the many brave.....  more »
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  • Went to see my Uncles grave he was stationed here while serving with the Navy sadly died in 1954 aged 21
  • Very well kept place.
  • Stellar historic site. Very worth the visit.
  • Very well kept.
  • A very well kept cemetery

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