The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Tuffin
First Name:
Reginald George
Nick Name:
Reg
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX8491
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1941
DOB:
10.01.1911
Place of Birth:
Bath, England
Father's Name:
George Andrew Tuffin
Mothers's Name:
Edith Henriette Tuffin (nee Derrick)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Nurseryman
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Special Memorial 'C', Plot 28, Row D, Grave 4, Age 31.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Tengah (defending airfield)
Date of Death:
9.02.1942

General Description

Soldier received a wound to the chest. It is uncertain whether soldier was shot by a Japanese sniper or a Sikh Bren gunner who was firing at an enemy aircraft.

Reg Tuffin gravestone, Kranji War Cemetery
Reg Tuffin gravestone, Kranji War Cemetery

 

Reg arrived in Western Australia from Liverpool in 1912 as a very small child on ‘Belgic’ with his sister Roma and parents.  George and Edith later had another son born in Western Australia.

By the early 1930’s the Tuffin family lived around Maddington area. Prior to enlisting Reg was a nurseryman.

Reg’s death left his wife Jean widowed with two children, Lorraine and Reggie (Reginald James).

Tuffin – this was printed in the West Australian 18 February 1942.  (For most KIA Singapore, their families were not informed until after 1945)

 

TUFFIN, SLOANE & LEARY

Tuffin

Tuffin P 2

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