Firefighter Matthew Dillane

Photo of Firefighter Matthew Dillane
Last Call: Sun, Aug 20th, 1939
Date of Incident: Fri, Aug 18th, 1939
Cause of Death: Asphyxiation
Service Time: 17 years
Age: 50


His wife Catherine, sons Matthew and John, and daughter Kathleen


Firefighter Dillane died of lung injuries he suffered on August 18 while fighting a fire in the chemical laboratory at the city's sewage treatment plant on South Belmont Avenue. He inhaled chlorine gas.


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555 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-6041


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