Robert Alexander Ernst

Alias served as Robert Arnst
Born 5.08.1890
Place Libava (Liepaia), Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian
Religion Lutheran
Father Jucom Ernst

Wife Ada Arnst (nee Bell), married 1917, London; by 1924 single

Arrived at Australia from New Zealand
on 1.05.1912
per Koromiko
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Moss Vale, NSW
Occupation Sailor
Naturalisation 1924
Residence after the war 1924 Sydney, 1930 Newcastle
Died 27.10.1930 Newcastle, NSW (suicided)

Service #1

Service number 2371
Enlisted 13.01.1916
Place of enlistment Goulburn, NSW
Unit 55th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1918
Final fate RTA 8.04.1918
Discharged 4.09.1918


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Newspaper articles

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.