The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Keay
First Name:
Vivian Albert
Nick Name:
Viv
Rank:
Warrant Officer II (Promoted on 7.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8431
Classification:
Clerk
Company:
'E' Company Headquarters, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
DOB:
13.06.1905
Place of Birth:
Glenshee, Scotland
Father's Name:
John Keay
Mothers's Name:
Christine Keay
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 39.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, A.G.H.Roberts Barracks, Changi (dengue fever)
Force:
'B' Force Borneo
POW#:
258
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Sandakan No1 Camp
Date of Death:
10.05.1945

General Description

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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.

Labuan Memorial,
Malaysia

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.

Camp Locations:

  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
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