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Full Name
David Ernest
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
David
Surname
Ernest
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
52398
Place of Birth
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs Annie Ernest (mother), Campbell Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Address
Taneatua, Whakatane, New Zealand
Military District
Bay of Plenty
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
27th Reinforcements E Company
Embarkation Date
12 June 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Tahiti
Destination
Devonport, England (19 October 1917)
Nominal Roll Number
67
Page on Nominal Roll
23
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
3 April 1918
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Thomas and Anne Ernest, of 48 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland.
  • Brother of Thomas Ernest (21235), who died of wounds on 8 June 1917, in France.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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