Image taken from the Evening Star – 10th April 1942.
Born: 1919, Ipswich.
Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.
Residence: 38, Copperfield Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Private: Service Number: 5830613.
Regiment: Suffolk regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Buried at Cemetery 1, Block C, Grave 56. After the war re-interred:
Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William George & Ethel Elizabeth Mattock, of Ipswich.
Father: William George Mattock, born 1899, Higham, Suffolk.
Mother: Ethel Elizabeth Mattock (nee Simpkin), born 1888, Exning, Suffolk.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Robert was living with his parents & siblings at theor family home – 38, Copperfield Road, Ipswich.
William, a Farm Labourer.
Ethel, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Evelyn May Mattock, born 1921, Ipswich.
Elsie M. Mattock, a Silk Machinist, born January 1924, Ipswich.
William Walter Mattock, born March 1928, Ipswich.
Probate to Ethel Elizabeth Mattock – mother.
F Force, left Changi on the 4th April 1943.
4th and 5th Battalions:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.
Robert is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane