Flying Officer Edwin TONGUE MM

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 116822 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: Unavailable
Awarded the Military Medal (MM)
Died: Air Raid (HMS Kuala): Pompong Island, Sumatra, 14 February 1942, Aged 43 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Sarah Ellen Tongue; husband of Elsie Tongue, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 413, Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Flying Officer Tongue was killed when Japanese aircraft bombed HMS Kuala at anchor off Pompong Island on 14 February 1942. The ship had departed from Singapore the previous evening with about 500 people on board.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/40/723
RAF Commands Website

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