ERIC WALTER TOOKE

Registered at birth – WALTER ERIC TOOKE

 

Born: 1st December 1914, Ipswich.

Died: 11th September 1943; age 28; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 16, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Builder’s Labourer.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5832830.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

4.B.5.

Chungki War Cemetery,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Albert & Clara Tooke, of Ipswich; husband of Dorothy Mabel Tooke.

 

Father: Albert Tooke, born February 1882, Walton, Suffolk.

Mother: Clara Tooke (nee Johnson), born May 1883, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

Eric was a Builder’s Labourer. He was living with his parents & brother at their family home – 16, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.

Albert, a Bricklayer.

Clara, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Kenneth George Tooke, born May 1925, Ipswich.

 

In 1940, Ipswich, Eric married Dorothy Mabel Smith, born October 1918. A Domestic Cook.

Posted in Second World War, Suffolk Regiment

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