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Sadly no memorial to men killed 1939-45... including my Uncle Fred

PUBLISHED: 12:29 08 November 2007 | UPDATED: 11:07 13 July 2010

THE men of Bethnal Green went to war between 1939 and 45, but many never returned. One of those was my uncle, Frederick John Keyte, who lived at 397, Cambridge Heath-road. Fred was killed in action on November 6, 1944, serving in Italy with the Cit

THE men of Bethnal Green went to war between 1939 and 45, but many never returned.

One of those was my uncle, Frederick John Keyte, who lived at 397, Cambridge Heath-road.

Fred was killed in action on November 6, 1944, serving in Italy with the City of London Regiment. It is the 63rd anniversary this week of his death.

But I was saddened on a recent visit 'down memory lane' back to the East End to find no war memorial in Bethnal Green with the names of those who died. Only the residents of Cyprus Street have erected a memorial.

People of Bethnal Green... let's not forget those who fell in war.

I hope someone can prove me wrong.

Dave Keyte

Ham, Richmond, Surrey


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