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Re: Richard Anthony Keyt/Keyte
Posted by: Jo DeLancey (ID *****2096) Date: January 27, 2012 at 17:44:34
In Reply to: Re: Richard Anthony Keyt/Keyte by Jonathan Moffatt of 880

Thank you Johnathan. After reading hundreds of newspaper articles from Singapore newspapers I came across mention of Mr and Mrs WA Keyt attending a wedding with Desmond -- who I gather was their son. Desmond is then mentioned as playing on the cricket team for St Andrew's School after the war. In those articles I also found mention that Master Norman Webb was a page at a 1920 wedding between the Webb and Hockstadt (Hochstadt) families in Singapore. I did not find any mention of George Ray other than the tiger incident.

Of the 5 people involved in the secret mission we have found information and relatives on 3 but limited information on 2. We know that Lau Teng Kee was born in Malaysia and went to medical school in Hong Kong. When the Japanese invaded Hong Kong he was instrumental in the escapes of POW's held by the Japanese and smuggled the University of Hong Kong's seal to safe hands. As for Keyt -- until recently we only had a last name. Last week we found him mentioned on the Rangoon Memorial with a date of death the same as when the British Army declared the members of the mission MIA presumed dead. Why he and Kee are not listed on the Singapore Memorial is a mystery.

Can you please keep your eyes and ears open -- and if you find any information contact me. Thank you :o)

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