Richard Paul DILENA

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DILENA, Richard Paul

Service Number: 27875
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Lawrence, Victoria, 1897
Home Town: Murrumbeena, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in action, France, 28 September 1918
Cemetery: Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery
Plot II, Row A, Grave 29 Headstone Inscription "DEAR OLD DICK AT THE WILL OF GOD A HERO FELL"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Smeaton State School No 552
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 27875, 13th Field Artillery Brigade
20 Oct 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 27875, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Borda, Melbourne
28 Sep 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 27875, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Anthony and Elizabeth Ann DILENA, of 24 Moodie Street, East Caulfield, Victoria, Australia