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Keys, K., Sub.Lieut., 1944

Kenneth Keys' death notice

Kenneth Keys' probate entry

In the Bayeux War Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of Sub-Lieutenant Kenneth Keys, serving with Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died 06/06/1944.

Mr. W.P. Richardson writes:

"As I was born 1 year less 1 week after D-day, I am hugely conscious of the debt I owe.

I have checked my 'tree' and Kenneth and I had great, great grandparents in common. Technically we would be 3rd cousins.

I found the list of those who were killed around D-day time particularly moving as it included a cousin of my father who was lost when the Boadicea went down. It was literally two days ago that I made contact with his daughter, who he never saw.

But, moving on, I have attached a couple of items about Kenneth:

The first is the memorial details at Bayeaux, and the second is his probate record.

I also have a copy of his record of baptism at St Nicholas, Gosforth. He was baptised on 18th October 1923."

HMS Quebec was a "stone frigate" - combined training centre at Inveraray between 1940 and 1946.

Kenneth Keys is remembered at Tynemouth on T36.01, and at Jesmond on J1.04, and J1.18

The CWGC entry for Sub-Lieutenant Keys

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk