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Albert Clinton Keays

In memory of:

Rifleman Albert Clinton Keays

December 5, 1945

Hôpital du Parc Savard, Québec, Quebec

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30115

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

January 24, 1912
Oak Bay, Quebec

Enlistment:

August 9, 1940
Matapédia, Quebec

Son of John Keays and Hildred (alias Hilda) Ramson Keays, of La Tuque. Husband of Irene Margaret Gaudin, of La Tuque, (remarried between 1945 and November 1949 to so-called “Le Potvin”. Albert Clinton was the father of Phyllis Lorraine, Linda Keona and Diane Gwenneth Keays.

Suffering of tuberculosis, he was freed from camp Omine 5B in Shinagawa, Japan, on 9 September 1945. He was transported to Manilla, Philippines, on board American hospital ship USS Benevolence (AH-13), and left for San Francisco with USS Rescue (AH-18), where he arrived on 8 October 1945. On the 10th, he was admitted to a military hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, and transferred to Parc Savard hospital in Québec, Québec, where he arrived on the 18th. He died of tuberculosis on 5 December 1945.

Parc Savard hospital is now the Christ-Roi hospital.

His cousin, Richard Lincoln Keays, service number E-30657, Royal Rifles of Canada, was also made prisoner of war in Hong Kong and Japan; he survived the war.

Commemorated on Page 529 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ESCUMINAC FLATS UNITED CHURCH CEMETERY
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Family Plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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