David Ernest Unknown date of birth - 3 April 1918 Key details Contribute › Service number52398 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMWellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright res … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesDavid AWMM SurnameErnest AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number52398 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birthWhakataneEastern Bay of PlentyBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesWhakataneBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMTaneatuaWhakataneNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Annie Ernest (mother)Campbell RoadOnehungaAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number52398 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMMBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM12 June 1917 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM13 Jun 1917-19 October 1917 AWMMHMNZT 87 AWMMDevonportDevonEnglandCape of Good HopeCape ProvinceRepublic of South Africa AWMMPort of CallDepart - 13 Jun 1917Arrival - 19 Oct 1917 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM12 June 1917 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) AWMM27th Reinforcements, E Company AWMMRMS Tahiti/RMS Port Kingston AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMWellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death27 AWMM Date of death3 April 1918 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathSommeNorthern FranceFrance AWMM Death notesSommeFrance AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameGrevillers (New Zealand) MemorialGrevillers British CemeteryPas-de-CalaisFrance AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember David Ernest by laying a poppy. Eric Thomas Erne Joseph Erne David Ernest Thomas Ernest Tyler Ernest Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of David Ernest Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21001163Archives NZ DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM67: 23 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.