Sapper Ernest Robinson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Mar 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

54 Boyle Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Saturday Telegraph , 14th April 1917
Sapper Ernest Robinson


Sapper Ernest Robinson, 522390, 486th Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action in Egypt on March 27th, 1917. Born in 1896, he was an orphan living with step-parents Joseph and Sarah Bent at 54 Boyle Street, Luton.

Ernest had joined up two months after the outbreak of war and was wounded in the leg in training when a trench was blown up. Subsequently he came unscathed through the Gallipoli campaign before being drafted to Egypt with his unit.

Ernest had been adopted as a child by Mrs Bent after his mother, Jane, died in 1908. His eldest sister, Beatrice, had married Walter Parr in Newmarket in 1910 and was looking after younger sisters Lily and Annie at 8 Curson Street, Luton. He also had an older brother, Arthur, living in Hammersmith, London.


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Sapper Ernest Robinson

Author: Deejaya

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