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Richard Anthony Keyt/Keyte
Posted by: Jo DeLancey (ID *****2096) Date: January 27, 2012 at 10:28:17
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Researching a gentleman who died while participating in a secret mission during WWII. He is noted on the Rangoon Memorial as being Richard Anthony Keyt of the Royal Artillery born in Malaya but living in Newcastle on Tyne when he enlisted in the British Army. He could be the Dick Keyt mentioned in a Singapore newspaper in 1934 as seeing a tiger in Waterfall Park, Penang while out with 2 friends -- Norman Webb and George Ray. Would have been in his 20's when he volunteered for this difficult mission in which 5 men were landed on the shores of Sumatra, Indonesia with an almost impossible task to complete in December 1942. They were never seen again and were eventually declared dead after the war but with dates ranging from Dec 1942 to April 1943.

Suspect he might be related to Walter Arthur Keyt who attended St Andrew's School, Singapore but came from the Penang Keyt's. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Jo


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