Author Topic: Changi Camp WW2  (Read 394 times)

Offline 'Trish'

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 479
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Changi Camp WW2
« on: Thursday 14 May 20 23:28 BST (UK) »
I am looking to confirm the family legend that my Uncle Glyn Roberts was a POW in Singapore taken 1942.
However the family maintain that he was a POW in Italy.

He has said the experience caused mental health issues. He turned to alcohol for solice. He passed away in the 1970's.

He was born in Blaina, South Wales in 1921.
His parents were Thomas & Sarah Roberts of Glanyrafon terrace, Blaina.

I would be eternally grateful.


Fear, Puddy, Bunn, Hemsbury - Wedmore Somerset. Watts - Romsey Hants, Frome Somerset, Warminster Wilts & Wokingham Berkshire. Roberts - Newport, Stone Glos, Austin - Monmouth. Dix or Dicks - Frome. Pugh - Llanbrynmair, Trevithin & Tafolwern

Offline CaroleW

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 62,797
  • Barney 1993-2004
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 May 20 00:51 BST (UK) »
WW2 service records are still with the MoD
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline jds1949

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,344
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 May 20 08:00 BST (UK) »
Swarbrick - all and any - specially interested in all who served in WW1


Online ShaunJ

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 19,332
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 May 20 09:43 BST (UK) »
There are WW2 PoW records available (on FindMyPast for instance) but with a name like Roberts you are going to need his service number.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline 'Trish'

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 479
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 May 20 10:11 BST (UK) »
Where would I get his service number please. There is 141 on there.
Regards Trish
Fear, Puddy, Bunn, Hemsbury - Wedmore Somerset. Watts - Romsey Hants, Frome Somerset, Warminster Wilts & Wokingham Berkshire. Roberts - Newport, Stone Glos, Austin - Monmouth. Dix or Dicks - Frome. Pugh - Llanbrynmair, Trevithin & Tafolwern

Offline Ruskie

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 24,275
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 May 20 10:21 BST (UK) »
If you know his exact date and place of birth, it might be worth applying for his service records - although it costs 30 it might help your with your research. The service records will tell you his service number.

WW2 service records are still with the MoD

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records
(You do not need to know his service number to apply for his service records.)


Online ShaunJ

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 19,332
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 May 20 10:26 BST (UK) »
If you have access to his medals, his service number should be engraved on the edge.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline 'Trish'

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 479
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 May 20 10:33 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately I have nothing, no RAF number, no medals.

Regards Trish
Fear, Puddy, Bunn, Hemsbury - Wedmore Somerset. Watts - Romsey Hants, Frome Somerset, Warminster Wilts & Wokingham Berkshire. Roberts - Newport, Stone Glos, Austin - Monmouth. Dix or Dicks - Frome. Pugh - Llanbrynmair, Trevithin & Tafolwern

Online ShaunJ

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 19,332
    • View Profile
Re: Changi Camp WW2
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 May 20 10:42 BST (UK) »
So he was in the RAF?

Do you have his date of birth and can you confirm his first name? ("Gyn" seems a bit unusual) 
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk