Between February 1897 and July 1909 the total number of deaths among British military personnel serving on Crete appears to have been between 165 and 170. The number is uncertain because no central record appears to have been kept and this figure is derived from an examination of the memorials on Crete itself; details of those who died in Malta as a result of their service on Crete do not as yet appear to be obtainable.
Two commemorative sites currently exist; the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site at Suda Bay, and the churchyard of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni, 42 Odos Knossou, Iraklion. The former has a section for pre-WW1 burials, the latter contains memorials to those who died in Candia (Iraklion) during the European Intervention.
In addition. the parliamentary report ‘Return of the number of Sailors and Soldiers Killed or Wounded in War or Warlike Operations carried out by the Government of this Country and Chartered Companies during the Years 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902 and 1903 respectively (exclusive of those carried on by the Government of India) in the same form as the Return granted in Session 1895’, numbers four naval dead and seven wounded on 6th September 1898, none of whom appear to be commemorated on Crete.
The table linked below gives outline details of those commemorated on Crete and, in one case, in Edinburgh.
The table is in alphabetical order of surname and in the case of those buried in Suda Bay, highlighted on the table in yellow, is based upon details provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. For those buried/commemorated in Iraklion, the information is based on examinations of the churchyard carried out by the author in 2014 and 2015. One person, Colour Serjeant W. Low, 1/Seaforth Highlanders, is not commemorated on Crete, but in St Giles High Kirk, Edinburgh.
A spreadsheet containing some further information for which no room was available here, is available on request.