Robert Alexander Ernst
Alias served as Robert Arnst
Place Libava (Liepaia), Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian
Father Jucom Ernst
Wife Ada Arnst (nee Bell), married 1917, London; by 1924 single
Arrived at Australia
from New Zealand
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Moss Vale, NSW
Service service number 2371
POE Goulburn, NSW
unit 55th Battalion
place Western Front, 1916-1918
final fate RTA 8.04.1918
Residence after the war 1924 Sydney, 1930 Newcastle
Died 27.10.1930 Newcastle, NSW (suicided)
Digitised service records (NAA) (Arnst)
Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Arnst)
Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Ernst)
Recruiting in Goulburn. - Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 15 January 1916, p. 4.
He was "fanned". - The Newcastle Sun, 8 January 1929, p. 5.
Took cyanide. Returned man's death. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 15 November 1930, p. 14.
Grim discovery. - Daily Examiner, Grafton, 15 November 1930, p. 4.