Luigi Bartolucci-Dundas – Lieutenant, Italian Navy

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LIEUTENANT LUIGI BARTOLUCCI DUNDAS

Lieutenant Luigi Bartolucci Dundas was born in  Cantiano, Italy in the province of Pesaro June 17th, 1888.  He was the son of Thomas Bartolucci and Maria Clotilde Inge.

He entered the Naval Academy – Livorno – in 1906 and received his commission as Ensign 1 November 1909.  He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade 1 June 1912 and Lieutenant 1 May 1915.    He participated in various war campaigns such as the Italian-Turkish war (1911-1912) and the World War I (1915-1918).

Principal Assignments:

• Director of the Hydrographic Institute in Genoa, Italy
(1 November 1918 – 28 December 1918)

• Overseas duty (location unspecified)
(1 January 1919 – 30 May 1919)

• Assistant Naval Attaché to Embassy of Italy in Paris, France
( 1 June 1919 – 15 August 1919)

• Assistant Naval Attaché to Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC
( 1 September 1919 – 1 April 1920)

Medals and Honors:

• Decree awarded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs for valor shown in Tivoli (1906) where he rescued a military police officer from drowning.

• Authorized to wear the commemorative medal for the Italian-Turkish War Campaign 1911-1912.

• Bronze Medal for Military Valor in submarine tracking missions during war, 17 June 1917

Lieutenant Bartolucci Dundas died in Baltimore April 1st, 1920 and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.


Luigi Bartolucci-Dundas was an Assistant Naval Attache to the United States and died in that capacity in Washington, D.C. on 1 April 1920.  He was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • BARTOLUCCI-DUNDAS, LUIGI
  • ASSISTANT NAVAL ATTACHE
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/01/1920
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/01/1920
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4144
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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