ALFRED WILLIAM AVIS

 

Born: 1919, Islington, Middlesex.

Died: 13th January 1944; age: 25; Japanese POW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942.

Residence: London.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 6020166

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.

 

Grave Reference:

2.A.17.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,

Thailand

 

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.

 The Fall of Singapore

Singapore movie footage

 Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion 

SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

 

 

 

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