No.3968812, Private, Donald Leslie Ernest AVES
13th Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment
Born in Mildenhall in Q2-1916 [Mildenhall 4a:1827] , the son of John and Phoebe Elizabeth AVES (née MILLER) of Fullers Yard, Kingsway, Mildenhall (1911).
He married Ruby Jane DEAN in Q3-1939.
In the 1939 register he was a milk roundsman, at Warren Lodge Cottage, Old Station Road, Newmarket with his wife Ruby Jane [4-9-1911].
His father John [17-10-1883], a bricklayer, and mother Phoebe [17-10-1886] were at The Bungalow, Holywell Road, Mildenhall with his grandfather Richard MILLER  a retired labourer.
His was Column 8, one unit of the Chindits on Operation Longcloth which started behind enemy lines in Burma in February 1943. It is believed that he was captured on
10th July 1943 and died of beri-beri in Rangoon Jail.|
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Initially buried in Rangoon cantonment cemetery, he was re-interred in Rangoon Military Cemetery on 14th June 1946.
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