1 Jan 1859 Strength: 35 Officers, 39 NCOs, 20 Buglers/Drummers, 584 rank and file, 678 total all ranks. (Total garrison strength 4,537 rank and file).
1 Jun Strength: 39 Officers, 46 NCOs, 20 Buglers/Drummers, 614 rank and file, 719 total all ranks. (Total garrison strength 6,937 rank and file).
1 Apr – 26 Aug Location: Fort Verdala 27 Aug – 25 Nov Location: Floriana Barracks 26 Nov – 31 Dec Location: Fort Manoel 1 Apr – 31 Dec The regiment had 156 cases of fever, one of which was intermittent fever. There were 5 deaths.
In 1859, the regiment had 245.1 admissions from fever per 1000 of mean strength with 9.08 deaths from fever per 1000 of mean strength.
1 Dec 1859 Strength: 39 Officers, 47 NCOs, 21 Buglers/Drummers, 743 rank and file, 850 total all ranks. (Total garrison strength 7,044 rank and file).
The following were baptised in 1859:
13 FebWilliam Pendleton born 2 Feb 1859, son of Margaret and Pte William Pendleton.
27 FebJohn James Seaman born 16 Feb 1859, son of Anne and Sgt John Seaman.
13 MarMargaret McCornick born 1 Mar 1859, daughter of Anne and Pte Thomas McCornick.
17 AprEliza Hill born 7 Apr 1859, daughter of Eliza and Pte James Hill.
25 May Cpl Thomas Williams born 7 Oct 1839, son of Anne and Robert Williams.
25 May Pte John Roberts Yates born 1 May 1840, son of Mary and John Yates.
25 May Pte James Dobson born 19 Oct 1842, son of Lucy and James Dobson.
29 MayWilliam Henry Wilson born 14 May 1858, son of Agnes and Sgt James Wilson.
11 June Drm John Ball born 12 Aug 1838, son of Mary and Roger Ball.
12 JuneRichard Frederick Gough born 1 May 1859, son of Margaret and QM Sgt Richard Gough.
12 JuneDenis Hillier born 24 May 1859, son of Jane and Pte Isaac Hillier.
10 JulyFanny Eliza Fewry born on 8 June 1859, daughter of Jane and Hospital Sgt Thomas Fewry.
22 JulyJohanna MacDonald born on 5 June 1859, daughter of Margaret and Lt and Adjtutant John MacDonald.
7 SepMary Catherine Thomas born 27 May 1859, daughter of Rosanna and Sgt George Thomas.
7 SepJames Mortimer Austen born 2 August 1859, son of Jane and Sgt John Austen.
14 SepWilliam Thompson Allen born 14 August 1859, son of Isabella and Bandmaster William Allen.
28 Sep Twin Mary Anne Holmes born 8 September 1859, daughter of Esther and Pte Lino Holmes.
28 Sep Twin Jane Holmes born 8 September 1859, daughter of Esther and Pte Lino Holmes.
5 OctFrederick Roberts born 24 September 1859, son of Eliza and CSgt Frederick Roberts.
19 Oct Twin Elizabeth Anne Mitchell born 15 September 1859, daughter of Mary Anne and QM Alexander Rae Mitchell.
19 Oct Twin Adelaide Mary Mitchell born 15 September 1859, daughter of Mary Anne and QM Alexander Rae Mitchell.
The following were buried in 1859 in Rock Gate Cemetery unless stated otherwise:
29 Mar 1859 Pte Marshall Skevington 2nd/15th Regiment aged 20 years.
9 AprCatherine Fitzgerald aged 38 years wife of Sgt William Fitzgerald 15th Regiment.
16 AprWilliam Pendleton aged 2 months, son of Pte William Pendleton 15th Regiment.
20 JunePhilip Thomas aged 3 months 2 weeks, son of Sgt G Thomas 2nd/15th Regiment.
1 JulyJames Henry Thorpe aged 6 months, son of Sgt J Thorpe 2nd/15th Regiment.
1 JulyJohn Johnson aged 1 year 5 months, son of Pte Aaron Johnson 2nd/15th Regiment.
2 July Sgt John Hant aged 25 years.
7 July Ensign Abraham A Fuller 3rd/15th Regiment aged 21 years at Ta' Braxia Cemetery.
15 July Hugh Fairley son of QM Sgt John Fairley 2nd/21st Regiment, aged 10 months at Ta' Braxia Cemetery.
15 July Armourer Sgt John Woolland 2nd/15th Regiment aged 26 years.
19 July John James Seaman aged 5 months, son of Pte John Seaman 2nd/15th Regiment.
25 July Catherine Moore aged 9 months, daughter of Pte S Moore 2nd/15th Regiment.
31 July Pte Edward Lees aged 28 years 2nd/15th Regiment.
21 AugSarah Jane Bowler aged 9 months, daughter of CSgt William Bowler.
23 AugArthur Samuel Pearson aged 1 year 3 months, son of Sgt Frederick Pearson.
24 Aug Pte Tipping Watson aged 24 years.
11 Sep Pte James Cronshaw aged 25 years in Floriana Cemetery.
23 Sep Pte William Flinty aged 20 years in Floriana Cemetery.
7 OctFrederick Roberts aged 14 days, son of CSgt Frederick Roberts, in Floriana Cemetery.
16 OctWilliam John Kenny aged 7 months, son of Paymaster Clerk Kenny, in Floriana Cemetery.
17 Oct Pte George Robinson aged 19 years, in Floriana Cemetery.
25 OctAlfred F Cave aged 1 year 7 months, son of Sgt Maj Cave in Floriana Cemetery.
22 NovMary Ann Holmes aged 2 months 2 weeks, daughter of Pte L Holmes in Floriana Cemetery.
24 Nov Pte Michael Francis aged 18 years, in Floriana Cemetery.
29 Nov Pte George Playmaker aged 19 years, in Floriana Cemetery.
21 Dec Pte Edwin Meer aged 19 years in Floriana Cemetery.
27 Dec Pte John Missen aged 17 years in Floriana Cemetery.
In 1861, the regiment had an average strength of 857 men, 832 hospital admissions (971 admissions per 1000 of mean strength) with 1 deaths in hospital and 1 death out of hospital and 1 death among the invalids (3.50 deaths per 1000 of mean strength).
The following were buried in Floriana Cemetery in 1861 unless stated otherwise:
30 Apr Pte Joseph Turvey aged 19 years.
20 MayOctavia Louisa May Collins aged 48 years, wife of Master Tailor Collins at Rock Gate Cemetery.
4 OctIsabella Gertland aged 1 year 1 month, daughter of LCpl Thomas Gortland at Rock Gate Cemetery.
In 1862, the regiment had an average strength of 844 men, 725 hospital admissions (859 admissions per 1000 of mean strength) with 9 deaths in hospital (10.66 deaths per 1000 of mean strength).
Aug 1862 Ophthalmia prevailed during the month with 278 admissions. To reduce overcrowding, tents for a 104 men were pitched in August for night use only. In the end of September all those with sore eyes were sent to Gozo to recuperate.
The following were buried at Rock Gate Cemetery in 1862 unless stated otherwise:
5 Jan Pte Isaac Lovegrove aged 20 years in Floriana Cemetery.
20 JanJohn Hillier aged 29 days, son of Pte Isaac Hillier.
26 MarEmily Sarah Henderson aged 3 days, daughter of Sgt George Henderson.
3 AprAda Allen aged 8 months, daughter of Band Master William Allen at Ta' Braxia Cemetery.
12 MayDenis Hillier aged 3 years, son of Pte Hillier.
3 MayMary Anne Moore aged 9 months, daughter of Pte Samuel Moore.
The 2nd/15th (York, East Riding) was at Pembroke Barracks. It had an average strength of 610 men, 404 hospital admissions (662.3 admissions per 1000 of mean strength) with 6 deaths in hospital, 2 deaths out of hospital and 1 among the invalids (14.75 deaths per 1000 of mean strength).
5 Oct 1863 The 2nd/15th (York, East Riding) embarked for Gibraltar. It was replaced at Malta by The 2nd/7th (Royal Fusiliers)
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Edwards T. J., 1980. Regimental Badges First Edition, Tonbridge, Kent: Ernest Benn Ltd.
TNA:WO 156/113. Register of burials September 1853 to June 1862.