Dereham Town Crest

758037 Sergeant

KEATLEY, COLIN RALPH

Colin Keatley
Pilot
Age: 20
Date of Death: 24 September 1940
Son of Ralph William and Elizabeth Kathleen Keatley, of East Tuddenham.
EAST DEREHAM CEMETERY

Colin died in a flying training accident when his aircraft crashed near Cirencester. He survived the crash but died on the way to hospital. He was about to complete his flying training and join an operational unit. Like several others in this list he attended Hammonds Grammar School, Swaffham. Colin was well known and liked in Dereham due to his activities, amongst other things, with the operatic society. His sister, Kate, and her husband Ivor are well known Dereham characters as they kept Vincent's sweet shop and tobacconists in the High Street for many years. It is not known why Colin's name was not included on either the East Tuddenham or Dereham memorials.



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