KEYES, David Charles

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
RM8028
Born: 
Tuesday, May 26, 1931
Died : 
Thursday, September 14, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 
Marine David Keyes was killed during operations in Malaya when ambushed in a jeep along the Tapah-Chenderiang Road in Perak at Tapah Road Station near Ipoh. Buried in Batu Gajah (later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK). Also killed was Marine Ernest Nevard [view].
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
Birmingham Daily Gazette - Saturday 16 September 1950.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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