Gonorrhoea was rife among the troops. Assistant Surgeon Thomas Hall 5th Regiment stated that:
The Cottonera district was infested with prostitutes of the most abandoned kind, and the houses occupied by them, the constant resort of sailors as well as soldiers. It is a positive fact that 57 of these diseased women were sent in one week by the police to the Civil Hospital for cure.
Surgeon Hall treated the soldiers with nitrate of potash and a few grains of powder Gum Arabic assisted with copious draughts of Barley Water. He claimed that his administration of the Copaiba Balsam with injections of acetate of zinc achieved a cure between the eight and tenth day of admission and that his treatment relieved the symptoms within two or three days.
The following were buried in Malta in 1835:
- 1 Feb: Cecilia C. Wood 17 years, daughter of Lt Gen J. S.Wood.
- 22 Feb: Pte Marine James Thome HMS Canopus.
- 25 Feb: QM John Stevenson HMS Talavera.
- 8 Mar: Able Seaman William Trebrin HMS Canopus.
- 22 Mar: Able Seaman Joseph Mullins HMS Canopus.
- 1 Apr: Able Seaman George W Goslin HMS Canopus.
- 5 Apr: Caulker William Richards HMS Caledonia.
- 13 Apr: Pte Marine Joel Bass HMS Revenge.
- 15 Apr: Midshipman P. C. D. Preston HMS Scout.
- 15 Apr: Pte Marine William Annatts HMS Talavera.
- 15 Apr: Pte Marine Thomas West HMS Caledonia.
- 15 Apr: Midshipman Theodore Raphael Orford Hoste HMS Thunderer.
- 28 Apr: Able Seaman John Kelly HMS Revenge.
- 30 May: Able Seaman John Bazely HMS Endymion.
- 30 May: Boy Robert Godfrey HMS Endymion.
- 2 June: William Robertson 54 years, Assistant Commissary General.
- 6 June: Able Seaman John Saunders HMS Caledonia.
- 18 June: Sgt RM James Sammerville HMS Caledonia.
- 26 June: Pte Marine Joseph Colley HMS Thunderer.
- 31 July: Able Seaman John Dawson HMS Malabar.
- 1 Aug: Armourer Henry Dance HMS Sapphire.
- 2 Aug: Pte Marine William Marshall HMS Edinburgh.
- 8 Aug: J. J. Verdine HMS Endymion.
- 9 Aug: Able Seaman H Swan HMS Caledonia.
- 7 Nov: Barrack Sgt Thomas Melven 47 years.
- 28 Oct: Able Seaman Thomas Rogers HMS Orestes.
- 6 Nov: Purser's Steward Daniel Durant HMS Columbine.
- 7 Nov: Gun Room Cook Samuel Wood HMS Canopus.
- 22 Nov: Pte Marine William Lennon HMS Thunderer.
- 29 Nov: Able Seaman John Lord HMS Canopus.
- 2 Dec: Mate George B. Anstruther HMS Barham.
- 16 Dec: Pte Marine George Williams HMS Vernon.
- 17 Dec: Gun Crew Daniel Finn HMS Revenge.
- 17 Dec: Boy Joseph Hunt HMS Revenge.