KEITH, Douglas

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Gordon Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2882330
Died : 
Tuesday, December 9, 1941
Died on war service
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Pte. Douglas Keith, formerly 11 Commando,  was posted to 'L' Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade, on the 28th August 1941, and was taken prisoner after Operation Squatter.  He died whilst being transported on the Italian prison ship SS Sebastiano Venier, after it was was torpedoed by a British submarine.
[Source: The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941 - 47.  www.sas-lrdg-roh.com/index.html]
 

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