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.

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:


Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,

Mon State,



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.


Probate to Ethel Elizabeth Mattock ( wife of William George Mattock).


F Force, left Changi on the 4th April 1943.

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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

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