The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Vivian Albert
- Nick Name:
- Warrant Officer II (Promoted on 7.2.1942)
- Regimental #:
- 'E' Company Headquarters, Special Reserve Battalion
- Place of Birth:
- Glenshee, Scotland
- Father's Name:
- John Keay
- Mothers's Name:
- Christine Keay
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 39.
- Selarang Camp Changi, A.G.H.Roberts Barracks, Changi (dengue fever)
- 'B' Force Borneo
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Sandakan No1 Camp
- Date of Death:
KEAY, Warrant Officer Class II, VIVIAN ALBERT, WX8431, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 10 May 1945. Age 39. Son of John and Christine Keay; husband of Kathleen Ellen Keay, of Highgate, Western Australia. Panel 18.
Keay was one of the few fortunate men of ‘E’ Company to survive the Japanese ambush at South West Bukit Timah on 11 February 1942.
Fate dealt him a unfair blow when he was selected at Singapore with ‘B’ Force to work in Borneo. He died at Sandakan 10 May 1945 aged 39 years.
- Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Sandakan - Borneo ***