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.



Grave Reference:

St. Michael Churchyard,

Lowfield Heath,

West Sussex.


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.

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