ROBINSON, Ernest David



Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: 1897

Date of death: 8/4/1917

Place of death: Germany

Service number: 32974

Regiment: 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment


Cemetery location: Section V

Where remembered?: Arras Memorial

Biographical Information

Ernest was born in Scarborough, the eldest of two sons of William and Eliza of 2 Vine Street. He attended Friarage School. His father, a butcher, enlisted in the SpArmy Service Corps and served as a butcher, surviving the war. Ernest was an apprentice Linotype worker at the Scarborough Evening News. He enlisted in Scarborough in 1916. His mother was first informed that he was wounded, then that he was killed, and then by the British Red Cross that he had died in Germany. It is believed that he died of wounds whilst a prisoner of war.


No loved one stood beside him to hear his last farewell. No words of comfort could he have from those who loved him well. Till we meet again.

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