|Religion||Church of England|
Wife Vera Meerin (née Downer), married in 1928 in Sydney
|Arrived at Australia||
from Rotterdam, Holland
disembarked at Broadmount, Qld
|Residence before enlistment||Bundaberg, Mackay & Sydney|
|Occupation||1914 wharf labourer, 1916 rigger, 1930 labourer|
|Residence after the war||Sydney|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney|
|Unit||3rd Pioneer Battalion, 3rd MG Battalion|
|Place||Western Front, 1917-1919|
|Discharged||12.05.1919 in London|
Service #2 – British Army
|Unit||Middlesex Regiment, the North Russian Relief Force|
Digitised naturalisation (NAA)
Family Tree on Ancestry.com
Aldis Putniņš, Latvieši un Anzaku diena: Roberta Mieriņa raibās gaitas, - Laikraksts Latvietis Nr. 253, 2013. g. 18. apr.
Loading sleepers. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1938, p. 5.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
[...] five Russians enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment, mostly as interpreters, and served with the North Russian Relief Force: Alex Alexandroff, from Vladivostok (a former cook), Robert Meerin and Anthony Minkshlin, from the Baltic region (both former seamen), Ivan Odliff, from Nizhny Novgorod (a former boiler-maker), and Paul Smirnoff, a 19-year-old former miner from Vologda, northern Russia. Richard Gregorenko planned to join them but later changed his mind and returned to Australia. They arrived in Archangel in summer 1919 and fought against the pro-Bolshevik forces in the area until the final evacuation of Allied forces a year later. Minkshlin was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for this campaign.