Born: 1918, West Ham, Essex.

Died: 18th June 1942; Age 24; died as a Japanese PoW of Peritonitis following a perforated appendix operation at Changi Prison, Changi, Singapore.

Captured at Changi, Singapore.

Residence: 25, Alan Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7368909.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 196, Field Ambulance.


Grave Reference:


Kranji War Cemetery,


A photograph taken in the prison camp of Robert’s funeral.

Relatives Notified & Address: Henry Samuel & Kate Lilian Beatrice Ungless, of Ipswich.

Kate & Henry Ungless.

Father: Henry Samuel Ungless, born July1875, Ipswich. A Master Builder.

Mother: Kate Lilian Beatrice Ungless (nee Woods), born August 1889, West Ham, Essex.

Henry & Kate Ungless with Robert and their grandchildren.


Robert with his sisters Olive & Dorothy.


A family note: 

I wasn’t born till 1946 so sadly i never met Robert (Uncle Bob) my two older sisters were young so I know him through them and my Mum name Olive, Roberts oldest sister.

I remember him only by asking my mum who was in the photo on the wall. Audery who was 5 remembers it well when they hugged him good bye, he said to her will make you a Dolls house when I come back sadly he didn’t. I have put some photos of Kate nee Wood and Henry S Ungless, Oliver Robert and Dorothy when they were young in West Ham where they lived till Henry returned to Ipswich where he was born.

 Jeanette Mann

A page from an autograph book written by Robert.

Probate to Henry Samuel Ungless – father. A builder.


Robert is also remembered on Holy Trinity church memorial, Ipswich.


Family photographs courtesy of Jeanette Mann.

Photograph courtesy of Ron Taylor –

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