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.
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.