Richard Avis

2560483, Trooper, 11th Battalion, The Hussars.

Died 5th November 1939 aged 32.

The grave of Trooper Richard Avis in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Richard was born on the 5th November 1907, the son of George William & Helen Avis.  He was the husband of Olive Avis.

A professional soldier, he enlisted in the Royal Tank Corps on the 14th February 1927 and had served his entire military career with the 11th Hussars. In 1928, the 11th Hussars became one of the first British cavalry units to mechanise. The regiment then deployed to Egypt and Palestine for much of the 1930's, manning the border with Italian Cyrenaica during the Abyssinian crisis and suppressing the Arab Revolt.

Richard died on his 32nd birthday whilst his Regiment was serving in Egypt.

He is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. (H.7.)

Headstone Inscription: “In Loving Memory Of A Dear Husband And Father. Brief Life Is Here Our Portion”

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