ROBERT GEORGE MATTOCK

Born: 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 18th July 1943; age: 24; Died of Smallpox as a Japanese PoW, Songkurai No. 2 Camp, Thailand – Burma Railway.

Residence: 38, Copperfield Road, Ipswich.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

 

Rank: Private: Service Number: 5830613.

Regiment: Suffolk regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.

 

Buried at Cemetery 1, Block C, Grave 56. After the war re-interred:

Grave Reference:

B4.J.15.

Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,

Mon State,

Myanmar.

 

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.

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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Robert is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane

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