Admissions into hospital and deaths during the year with ratio of admissions and deaths per 1000 of strength. The average strength of the troops, exclusive of the Royal Malta Artillery, was 7,390 men.
The 1st/Border Regiment was quartered at Mtarfa Barracks for 8 months and at Floriana for 4 months where it occupied Notre Dame Ravelin and the Old Laboratory, Valletta. It moved to Marsamxetto Barracks Valletta on the arrival of the 3rd/Lancaster Regiment.
On 12 September a detachment of about 251 men arrived at Crete from Malta. It left Crete on 4 November.
Its average constantly sick was 48.64. The average sick time to each soldier was 21.55 days. The average duration of cases of sickness was 19.33 days.
The following were baptised in Malta in 1898:
2 MarHerbert John Bailey born on 8 December 1897, son of Sgt George Bailey and Kate Elizabeth, resident at Mtarfa.
2 MarWilliam Seymour McBride born on 1 February 1898, son of L/Sgt William John McBride and Lilian Gabrielle Katherine, resident at Mtarfa.
14 MarFreda Sybil Lilian Valletta Lambeth born on 19 February 1898, daughter of CSgt Frederick Charles Lambeth and Eva Minnie, resident at Mtarfa.
The following were buried in Pietà Military Cemetery in 1898:
28 Feb Mrs Mary Tuffin, aged 39 years, wife of Pte Tuffin.
3 July Infant Margaret Anne Foreman, aged 8 months, daughter of Sgt Foreman.
2 Nov 1888 The 2nd/Border Regiment (714 men (8 coys) embarked at Portsmouth for Malta. It disembarked in Malta on 13 November 1888.
It had an average strength of 89 men. It had 110 admissions into hospital.
Its average constantly sick was 6.55. The average sick time to each soldier was 26.93 days. The average duration of cases of sickness was 21.70 days.
The 2nd/Border Regiment was quartered as follows: HQ, A Coy and B Coys at Isola Gate, C Coy, Band and Drums at St Francesco de Paola, G Coy at St Paul's Bastion, and D Coy, E Coy and F Coy at Polverista Barracks.
The officers' mess occupied the Inquisitor's Palace Vittoriosa.
The 2nd/Border Regiment had an average strength of 123 men. It had 93 admissions into hospital with 3 deaths. 2 invalids returned to England.
Its average constantly sick was 6.58. The average sick time to each soldier was 19.53 days. The average duration of cases of sickness was 25.82 days.
21 Feb 1890 The 2nd/Border Regiment was quartered at Verdala Barracks Cottonera for 1 3/4 months with detachments at Pembroke Camp. It embarked for Bombay India on 21 Feb 1890, where it arrived on 10 Mar 1890. It was relieved in Malta by the 1st/Bedfordshire Regiment.
The following burials took place at Rinella Military Cemetery in 1890:
18 JanJohn Arbuckle aged 40 years 11 months, died at Margherita Hill.
30 JanRobert H Jenkins aged 2 hours, died at Strada Margherita.
4 FebAlfred Small aged 20 years 3 months, died at Cottonera Hospital.
16 FebRobert W Goulds aged 21 years 10 months, died at Cottonera Hospital.