Royal Navy, served on HMS Dryad. Died in December, 1916.
Robert was Ernest’s older brother, and had joined the navy before the war. In 1911, he was already a cadet at the Royal Naval Training establishments at Devonport, then at Portsmouth and Ipswich, training as a signalman. He was invalided out following his brother’s death at Loos, and died in December, 1916.