Ernst Desiatnik

Born: Vienna, Austria, 3 July 1915

Occupation in country of origin: Compositor

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria, 24 April 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Desiatnik
Forename: Ernst
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 03/07/1915 in Vienna
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 934
Home Office ref: C 15 41
Address: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Compositor
Present occupation: Road making in Camp
Name and address of employer: 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Date 11.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947.

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Newfoundland
Steamship Line: Furness
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 18th June 1940
Where bound: St John's Halifax & Boston

Contract ticket number: 35920
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: Boston
Names of passengers: Desiatnik, Ernst; Desiatnik, Alice
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 24 / Females 21
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: 11/12
Last address in the UK: 67, Francis Road, Edgebaston, Birmingham
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Compositor / housewife
Country of last permanent residence:England / England
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA / USA
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Germany / Germany

Source: National Archives: Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960.

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Documents for Alice, wife of Ernst Desiatnik


  • Ernst Desiatnik, Emigration, US Army uniform
  • Alice Desiatnik, wife of Ernst Desiatnik

Photographs submitted by the Desiatnik family for Ernst Desiatnik