Bandsman Alfredo Ronsivalle was a Maltese sailor of the Royal Navy who died during the First World War.

He was born on 12 March 1878, at Senglea, the son of Calcedonio and Mary Watkins Ronsisvalle, and later husband of Caterina. Ronsisvalle entered the navy in 1898, [1] earning him the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, awarded to those who had served for 15 years.

Ronsisvalle died on 31 May 1916, during the Battle of Jutland, when the armoured cruiser HMS Defence was repeatedly shelled, detonating the ammunition magazines and precipitating a further, fatal explosion.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Plymouth Naval Memorial.


  1. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies.


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