Born: 18th March 1917, Harwich, Essex.

Died: 27th February – 10th March 1943; age 26; MPK.

Residence: 2, Thackeray Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Leading Stoker; Service Number: C/KX 86106.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine ‘Tigris’.


Memorial Reference:

Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward Alfred & Florence Annie Tooke, of Whitton, Suffolk.


Father: Edward Alfred Tooke, born March 1876, Dovercourt, Essex – died February 1940, 2, Thackeray Road, Ipswich. A Bricklayer.

Mother: Florence Annie Tooke (nee Munson), born January 1888, Harwich, Essex.


27th February – 10th March 1943H.M.S. ‘TIGRIS’

‘Tigris’ was a T-Class submarine of the Royal Navy. Built by Chatham Dockyard, she was launched on the 31st October 1939. In July 1940 she joined the 7th Flotilla, operating out of Rothesay.

H.M.S.’ Tigris’ (Lt.Cdr. George Robson Colvin, DSC, RN) left Malta on the 18th February 1943 to patrol south-west of Naples. She failed to return to Algiers on the 10th March 1943 and was declared overdue on that date, presumed lost. ‘Tigris’ was believed to have been sunk by depth charges of German submarine chaser ‘UJ.2210’ 6 miles SE off Capri, west coast of Italy on the 27th February 1943. Italian aircraft reported probable mine explosion off the Gulf of Tunis on the 10th March this might have been ‘Tigris’ returning from patrol. 63 crew were on board.


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