Born: 1915, Ipswich.

Died: 10th October 1944; age: 29.

Residence: ‘Quinton’, 57, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Captain; Service Number: 149783.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 57 Field Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Naples War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Bertrand Spragg Wootton & May Quinton Wootton, of Ipswich.


Father: Bertrand Spragg Wootton, born 1879, Ipswich. A Company Director.

Mother: May Quinton Wootton (nee Hickling), born 1879, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


Robert attended Ipswich School.


Probate to Bertrand Spragg Wootton & Frank percival Wootton, Company Directors.


Robert is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial and at St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Ipswich.

7th Armoured Division Desert Rats

The 57th (East Surrey) Anti-tank Regiment (TA) served with the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) in France in 1940, in the 44th (Home Counties) Division and was evacuated at Dunkirk. At that time it consisted of 225th, 226th, 227th and 228th Batteries. It arrived in North Africa in July 1942, with two Batteries serving with the 7th Armoured Division, during the Battle of El Alamein, with the regiment being part of 44th (Home Counties) Division. In September 1943, it saw service in Italy with 8th Army, where it remained unit the end of the war.

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