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Lance Corporal

Robert Ingram

Known as Robie


1915/02/22 - Born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Son of Alexander and Helen Ingram

Occupation Farm Labourer

1934/11/30 - Enlisted into the Gordon Highlanders

Corps of Military Police



Gordon Highlanders - 2nd Battalion

Ingram-Robert - Gordon Highlanders

Robie is middle row 2nd from right

Photo was taken at the Castle Hill Barracks in Aberdeen.

In October 1934 the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders were posted to Gibraltar, where they were cheered by a large crowd along the route to their quarters. Sir Charles Harrington GCB GBE DSO taking the salute.

In 1937 they arrived in Singapore and were posted to the Selerang Barracks, Changi on the South East side of Singapore.

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 King’s Birthday Parade at Singapore

Their main duties included reconnaissance, boat training, practising landings and manning of Singapore’s defences. A platoon was engaged in the permanent occupation of Pengerang on South East Johore.

After the Japanese entered the war on the 8th December 1941, the Gordons became part of the Singapore Garrison and were held at Pengerang, to defend the artillery installations, part of the Singapore Fortress, with the large naval base and RAF airfields at Seletar and Tengah.

1942/03/15 - Singapore surrendered to the Japanese


1942/03/17 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 773. Lance Corporal. Missing.

Casualty List No. 1148 reported a Japanese Prisoner of War.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

1942/02/17 - Changi

PoW No. I 3692

Commander Colonel E.B. Holmes MC

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


New PoW No. 6083

1945/11/02 - Liberated Changi, Singapore

The liberation date on Singapore Index Cards is not the actual date of liberation as the Japanese commander General Seishiro Itagaki did not want to acknowledge the Japanese surrender having delayed signing the official surrender and handing over the Index Cards. Many of the PoWs were already in the UK by the date on the cards.

Liberation Questionnaire


1945/11/14 - WO417/99, Casualty List No. 1910. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 1148 as reported and Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.




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Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


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Ingram-Robert - Discharge Papers-1tn

Ingram-Robert - Discharge Papers-2tn



Post War

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Jessie on their wedding day

Robie came home to his wife Jesse and in 1947 they were blessed with daughter Fay.

Grief unfortunately was not far away and Jesse died giving birth to daughter Helen, who also died, due to the syndrome affecting the ‘O‘ rhesus negative blood group.

Working as a miner at the Polkemmet Colliery in Whitburn, Robie was now left a widower with daughter Fay in Fife. Life without Jesse was not as it should have been, she was missed.

Robie made contact with a pre-war work friend of Jessie, Margaret (Peggy) Scott and they married in 1951.

  From Peggy’s previous marriage Robie now had added two sons, who he bought up as his own.

Robert and Peggy

Robie and Peggy

They were then blessed with daughter Bobbie in 1954, the family had grown.

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Bobbie and Fay

In September 1960 Robie wasn't very well and after tests was diagnosed with carcinoma of the stomach and had an operation to remove part of his stomach, but it didn't help.

 Robie died at 9am, at home on 3rd March 1961, just after Bobbie left for school and  a month before Bobbie’s 7th and Fay’s 14th birthdays.

The loss of Robie hit the family hard and with the loss of Robie’s love, Fay left home in 1962 and moved in with another family in their village. The gap between the two girls grew over the years.

Later in life, Bobbie having moved to France, in 1991 moved back to Scotland with the intention of finding her sister.

After a search involving an aunt they are now together again, sharing their father’s loving memory.



Age 46

3rd March 1961



Bobbie Jeal - Daughter

Fay T F Ingram - Daughter

2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Liberation Questionnaire - COFEPOW

Kew Files:- WO 367/2, WO 392/24, WO 345/27, WO 361/1947, WO 361/2060,


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