Robert Templeton: My Malta Siege War Years 1940-1942.
I have transcribed my father, Robert Templeton’s 2nd World War Memoires; The Malta Siege years.
As the film Dunkirk is presently enjoying its big media explosion it seems like a good time to share the transcription of my father’s World War 2 Memoires; a labour of love I indulged myself in over this winter 2017. I have sent a copy and photos to the Malta at War Museum and have met and chatted with Mario Farrugia the Chairman and CEO, who is always interested in receiving such memorabilia. Unfortunately for the moment, my sister Marjorie and I cannot find our father’s war medals; such is life!
Many times our father talked fondly of his Malta war years so I finally decided to do his story justice. It is of course for family and friends, but perhaps there is still a wider audience for the story that only a real soldier, who lived through it, can tell.
Bob was a Private in The Royal Army Medical Corps,
Bob was a Student Architect when the war began and his services were requested to redesign The 39th General Hospital in Malta, after heavy bombing put paid to the original buildings. Photograph of Lord Gort visiting.
This is the PDF: it has his handwritten version and the typed version going hand in hand. Dependent on PDF viewer the original and typed can be viewed side by side.