Born: 1918, Suffolk.
Died: 25th June 1941; age 22; killed on active service – Kent.
Residence: Carfax, Lowfield Heath, West Sussex.
Rank: Flight Lieutenant/Pilot Officer; Service Number: 42452.
Regiment: Royal Air Force, 239 Squadron.
Father: Arthur Henry Tuppen, born 1893, Dum Dum, Calcutta, India.
Mother: Mildred Tuppen (nee Bailey), born 1899, Rishangles, Suffolk.
Baby Douglas and his mother. Douglas with his mother, Millie & grandmother, Ada Bailey.
Douglas attended Ipswich School.
In 1940, Gosport, Hampshire, Douglas married Nesta Violet Durant, born May 1920, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Douglas & Nesta
Probate to Nesta Violet Tuppen, widow.
The Andrews Newspaper Index Cards records Nesta’s announcement of her husband’s death – it reads ” his lonely wife.”
Douglas is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.
Photographs courtesy of Richard – Douglas’s nephew.