Good afternoon, - could I ask for some guidance in researching the above. He was Killed in Action in the Malaya operational area on 05-02-42 (RA Casualty Card), with no known grave. He is the subject of an 80th anniversary commemoration this Remembrance Sunday. Bombardier John Anthony Gerard Ives | War Casualty Details | CWGC His nephew is applying for the service record, with an estimated 12 months delivery time, but I wonder if Singapore experts may know where 52 COD were on 5th, and to whom they were attached. I know the causeway had been blown on 31st January, so Singapore is more likely than Malaya. He was dead before the Gunners were converted into support infantry. I understand Singapore was under pre invasion bombardment at this time. I see from Percival’s post war despatch that he established observer posts, “with small escorts” on Pulau Ubin island to the north. Suggestions are that the infantry (escorts?) there were 4 Norfolks. Could the observers be Gunners? The Coast Artillery MTB defence point there was established by this time, but without armament. I think it came under the Changi Fire Control, 9th Coast Regiment, but casualties from that unit which straddle the date of IVES death were initially buried in Singapore main island cemeteries, later concentrated at Kranji. Pulau Ubin was subject to deception attacks (including shelling) by the Japanese, with sources giving dates from 5th - 7th February, before final occupation on 8th, when Percival states the British forces were withdrawn. To close a further possibility, I wonder if anybody has the full list of military missing on the Empress of Asia after the attack on 5th February - WO 361/411. Only two further members of 52 COD are listed by the CWGC, both dying as slave labourers to the Japanese well after the fall of Singapore. I believe a War Diary for 9 Coast Regiment in February 1942 has survived and is in the National Archives - so a trip in store for when I am more mobile again. From the information I have, it is conceivable that IVES was sent to Pulau Ubin as an observer, but killed there by shelling and not subsequently recovered. But WW1 research taught me that what seems conceivable may not be what actually happened. Of course, an accurate bomb or shell strike on Singapore itself would also account for him not having a grave. I now understand more about Singapore and its last days, but still next to nothing about IVES. A push in the right direction would be very welcome. Many thanks for reading this, "Squawk".