Robert James Unsworth 15 April 1930 - 12 January 1953 Key details Contribute › Service number31360 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeLieutenant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRobert James AWMM SurnameUnsworth AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number31360 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth15 April 1930 AWMM Place of birthWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentRegular soldier AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMr A.C. Unsworth (father)Main RoadTrenthamNew Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number31360 AWMM Military unitsRegular Force, attached to the 3rd Royal Australian Regiment AWMM Military serviceRegular Force, attached to the 3rd Royal Australian Regiment AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLieutenant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served with Regular Force 1948-53Served with Kayforce 1952-53Joined 3 Royal Australian Regiment on Christmas Day 1952"While leading his first fighting patrol on 12 January, he made the mistake of returning from a brief reconnaissance away from his men by an unexpected route. The waiting patrol, hearing approaching noises in the darkness and fearing that they were about to be set on by Chinese, opened fire, mortally wounding Unsworth and killing the private with him." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 274)Lieutenant Unsworth's sister, Mrs Lynette Bell Graham of Taradale received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003 AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death12 January 1953 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathKorea AWMM Death notesKorea AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameUnited Nations CemeteryPusanKorea AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. KoreaMalaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryNZ Herald, 15 January 1953, p. 8. AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Robert James Unsworth by laying a poppy. Frank Monks Unsworth John Unsworth Robert James Unsworth Walter Unsworth Cyril Unwin Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Robert James Unsworth Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMMIan McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 274, 371, 412. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMNZ Herald, 15 January 1953, p. 8. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.