I am trying to find out more about the life of Alex or Alec HEIGHTON who was a Chindit in the 2nd Bn Leicestershire Regiment and who died in Burma on 1st May 1944. He is buried in Taukkyan Cemetery, having been initially buried at Sahmaw Cemetery, He enlisted in the Leicestershire regiment on 24.6.1940 and was a Private (No 4863341) aged 24, when he died. He was born in Leicester and living there in 1940 when he enlisted. He was born at Peckleton and it looks like his mother was Emma Heighton (1893-1929) and his father was unknown. His grandmother, Emma Jane Heighton, appears to have died in 1942. Given he was orphaned it probably accounts for the fact that he has no details or inscription on his headstone, and his CWGC record says ' no address'. there doesn't seem to be a Peckleton War Memorial covering the Second World War. 2 Bn Leicesters made up 17 and 71 Columns in 16 Brigade. They had moved to Aberdeen after the Indaw operation and started to fly out from there during the night of 29/30 April and it was completed during the night of 4/5 May. Aberdeen seems to have not been under attack. However two planes were lost in the fly-out and 12 were killed. Could Heighton have been one of them? Does anyone have the Leicesters War Diary or other information on them at this time? Is there a place that lists aircraft losses supporting the Chindits? Any help much appreciated.