Born: 1919, Islington, Middlesex.
Died: 13th January 1944; age: 25; Japanese POW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 6020166
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick Walter Avis & Lily Howlett Avis, of Barnsbury, London.
Father: Frederick Walter Avis, born 1888, Upper Holloway, Islington, Middlesex. A Butcher.
Mother: Lily Howlett Avis (nee Gibbons), born September 1893, Newmarket, Suffolk.
Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment)
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.
Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion