Lt Richard Nicholas Dilberoglue

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


GU15 4NR


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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 Richard Nicholas Dilberoglue, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. 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, and Eton College. Sergeant in L Company, The Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1914-1915. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 20 Feb 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 1 Jan 1916. Served in France from 1 May 1915. Took part in operations at Festubert, in the autumn offensive of 1915 at Ypres and in fighting on he Somme 1916. Killed in action on the Somme by an artillery shell while leading his company in an assault aged 20 years. He is commemorated on Sp. Mem. 32. in the Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France. His third cousin, August Agelasto, is in the same cemetery. His older brother, Augustus was also killed in France on 1 Apr 1918 at the age of 24 and they are both commemorated on the Ascham St Vincent Memorial Arch, in Carlisle Road, Eastbourne.
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Richard N Dilberoglue, Sergeant L Company R.M.C. 1914-1915. Lieut Coldstream Guards. Fell at Ginchy on the Somme Sept 15th 1916 aged 20.

Richard Nicholas Dilberoglue

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