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.
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.
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 – http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/u/html/ungless-robert-joseph.htm