Lt Augustus Dilberoglue

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Augustus Dilberoglue, 3rd (King's Own) Hussars. Son of Plato Dilberoglue (Judge in the Native Court of Appeal in Cairo) and Julia Dilberoglue, of The Lodge, 19, Southfields Road, Eastbourne. Educated at St Vincent’s prep school Eastbourne, Summer Field’s, Oxford, Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. While at Oxford, WWI started and he obtained a commission in the Special Reserve Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. Went to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst where he became an Under Officer in K Company, passing out in July 1915. He was commissioned into the 3rd [King’s Own] Hussars. After serving at Shorncliffe and in Ireland he went to France on 2 February 1916. He was killed in action aged 24 years near Domart, southeast of Amiens, as the 2nd Cavalry Division took ’Rifle Wood’. Buried in Hourges Orchard Cemetery, Domart-sur-la-Luce, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France. He is also commemorated on a memorial tablet at Christ Church, Oxford. His brother, Richard was also killed in France on 15 Sep 1915 at the age of 20 and they are both commemorated on the Ascham St Vincent Memorial Arch, in Carlisle Road, Eastbourne. He had a third brother serving in the Welsh Guards, Pandeli Dilberoglue who survived The Great War and lived until 1952.
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Augustus Dilberoglue. Under Officer K Company R.M.C. 1915. Lieut 3rd (King's Own) Hussars who fell at Domart, near Amiens on April 1st 1918 aged 24.

Augustus Dilberoglue

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