20/June/1918 - 17/April/2004
Keith was believed dead by his family until, in 1944,
some letters began arriving via the Red Cross:
In later years, Keith had no recollection whatever of
writing these letters.
Those interested in learning more of the Japanese
Prisoners of War should go to http://www.powtaiwan.org or www.fepow.org.uk.
Upon his rescue by the Americans, Keith returned to England
via a long and circuitous route. His initial journey was to San Francisco, on board a ship where every
POW had a G.I. assigned to help them be comfortable. He long told tales of
the guy bringing him raspberries and ice cream, and caring for him in every
When Keith arrived back in the UK he appeared fat, because he
had contracted Beri-Beri (a vitamin deficiency-caused disease) in the last
months of his captivity, thus confounding expectations of a skin-and-bone man
Home Next Page Previous