20/June/1918 - 17/April/2004
In the days of working in the mines, he recounted the story of everyone downing tools and walking out of the mine, for no reason, with the Japanese screaming at them to go back to work. Shortly after they exited the mine, the area they had been working in collapsed. Keith said there was no known reason for their leaving, they “just left”.
All through his captivity he dreamed of an English garden, an idyllic setting with sunshine, butterflies and many flowers – this vision of his homeland kept him going in the toughest of times.