Useful Links:

For their excellent and personal service we recommend:
Battlefield Tours & the War Research Society

Still helping Veterans rebuild their lives 95 years on, we support:
Combat Stress

For details of the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium:
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

For keeping up to date with news of Downside Abbey & School:

A mine of information for those researching their Maltese roots:



Daughter of an Empire

“Daughter of an Empire”
Original text by Marie Denaro, expanded and illustrated by David Arrigo
Essential reading for all things Agius, Arrigo, Burns, Cassar, Debono, Denaro & King
Published 2003, ISBN 99932-656-0-8

Twin Rocks“Twin Rocks”
by David Arrigo
The Malta – Gibraltar Connection: fascinating information on both influential rocks
Published 2005, ISBN 99932-656-4-0


Our thanks go to:

Dr. Simon Johnson and Steve Parsons of Downside Library for all their help, and permission to quote from Agius documentation held in the abbey Archives.

Nick Fear of the Battlefield Tours & War Research Society – who guided us with great sensitivity to Richard’s field in Poelcapelle and his memorial at Tyne Cot.

Author Sean McArdle for his 2013 expert tour of Arthur’s Winchester.

Eleanor Oliver (nee Agius) who patiently explained to her aged parents how blogging, twittering and this interweb thingy works, and also designed the new-look website.

Our nephew Dom Agius and his magic camera for helping us see old photographs in a new light. See his photography at

Sue McEvoy – the (Joseph) Agius family Archivist – who preserved all these wonderful letters and photographs for future generations to share.