|THE HEADSTONE OVER THE GRAVE OF CAPTAIN ANDREW MOYNIHAN VC, 90TH REGIMENT, HAS BEEN REFURBISHED IN TA BRAXIA CEMETERY, MALTA.|
|8th May 2013|
|Captain Andrew Moynihan died at his home in Floriana, Malta, on the 19 May 1867, aged 37, from typhoid fever, and was buried in Ta Braxia Cemetery. Although the chest tomb with raised cross over Moynihan's grave is of a robust construction it had seriously discoloured and needed some refurbishment.
Julian Gatt, an ex-Maltese resident now living in Australia, decided to fund a project to clean Andrew Moynihan's stone which took around twenty hours to complete. The chest tomb has now been returned to its original state and recognises Andrew Moynihan's heroic actions at Sebastopol during the Crimean War ( 1854-56 ).
before and after
|For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 24 February 1857 ], Sebastopol, Crimea, 8 September 1855, Serjeant Andrew Moynihan, 90th Regiment ( Perthshire Light Infantry )
When Serjeant, 90th Light Infantry, at the assault of the Redan, 8th September 1855, he personally encountered and killed five Russians. Rescued from near the Redan a wounded Officer, under a heavy fire.
Andrew Moynihan was invested with his Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, on the 26th June 1857. ( In 1856 Moynihan was commissioned Ensign into the 8th Foot ( King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment ) and was serving with this regiment when invested with his Victoria Cross ).
Iain Stewart, 8 May 2013