1857 The men were at Verdala Barracks. Battalion strength (1 Mar 1857) was 774 men.
June 1857 In 1856–57, an epidemic of ophthalmia broke out in regiments stationed in Malta. The 14th Foot had 226 cases of ophthalmia out of a strength of 828 men. The 57th Foot had 198 cases, of which 30 were relapses. The troops went down with ophthalmia at Balaclava and Kimburn in 1855–56. Married soldiers were virtually not infected while women and children only had a mild form of conjunctivitis. Three married men who had been previously healthy became infected after sleeping in a tent in which were two men affected with ophthalmia.
18 Mar There was a riotous disturbances in Senglea, when the military piquets drew their bayonets upon the police constabulary. Pt James Evans 57th Regt was sentenced to 45 days custody for running a bayonet through the shirt of constable Antonio Busuttil.
The following were buried in Floriana in 1857:
3 Aug Pte James Forsyth 57th Regiment aged 26 years.
29 SepMary Ansford wife of Pte Charles Ansford 57th Regiment aged 29 years (Military and Civil Cemetery Floriana).
20 Sep No 1782 Pte James Burgess 57th Regiment aged 24 years Knight 5th Class of the French Legion of Honour.
26 SepMary Ansford 57th Regiment aged 29 years.
16 OctSarah Eliza Dexter aged 48 days, daughter of Pte Dexter.
The following were married in the Collegiate Church of St Paul's Valletta in 1857:
23 Feb Bachelor Cpl Thomas Brisley born in Essex to Eliza Coughlan spinster, daughter of Pte Edward Coughlan 57th Regiment.
2 Apr Bachelor L/Cpl Thomas Wood to Sophia Archer, spinster daughter of William Archer.
26 Sep Bachelor Sgt Major George Cumming born in Banffshire, Scotland to Catharine Belsom spinster, born in Kilkenny Ireland, daughter of George and Mary Belsom.
15 Sep HT Ships Nevasa and Galika sailed from Malta with the 2nd/West Yorkshire Regiment and the 2nd/Middlesex Regiment.
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