|Place of Birth||Unknown|
|Date of Birth||Unknown|
|Date of Death||Tuesday, 06 June 1944|
|Residence or Entered Service From||PRESTON, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Service Number||277637||Force||British Army|
|Service/Corps/Regiment||Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps|
|Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron||6 Airborne Division (specific unit attached to unknown)|
|Secondary Regiment/Unit||3 Battalion, Parachute Regiment (not deployed in Normandy)|
|Regiment/Unit attached to||6 Airborne Division (specific unit attached to unknown)|
|Military Honours and Awards|
|Place of Burial/Commemoration||
RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
|Grave/Memorial Location||VA. C. 3.|
|Previous Place(s) of Burial||Unknown|
|Family Details||SON OF EDWARD F. AND ELIZABETH ANN DELAHUNT, OF HOLME SLACK, PRESTON, LANCASHIRE.|
Commonwealth War Graves Commission records1 state that Private DENNIS DELAHUNT was attached to 3 Battalion, Parachute Regiment. However 3 Battalion, Parachute Battalion did not serve in Normandy. Therefore, the following are possibilities:
He was with 3 Battalion Parachute Regiment, but was attached to a unit in the 6th Airborne Division.
That 'Battalion' (or Bn. as it is documented in Commonwealth War Graves Commission records) is a typographical error and should in fact read 3 Brigade (or 3 Bde. using Commonwealth War Graves Commision abbreviations).
Special Forces Roll of Honour website records2 state that Private DENNIS DELAHUNT was attached to 3 Parachute Brigade, Headquarters, but do not provide any sources for where this information has been obtained.
Until documentary evidence is located, the Fallen Heroes of Normandy have recorded the unit for Private DENNIS DELAHUNT as 6 Airborne Division (specific unit unknown).
|1.||As of January 2015.|
|2.||As of January 2015.|
Acknowledgements and Credits
|Source of original data:||Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Headstone photograph:||Carl Shilleto|
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|Additional information provided by:||Carl Shilleto and Special Forces Roll of Honour website.|
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