Martin Tom Keyse was a well respected Police officer in Tewkesbury. He joined Gloucestershire Constabulary in 1885 and rose to the rank of Inspector.
He and his wife Mary Jane were married in 1890 and they had 7 children, Mary Jane died in 1905 and Tom married his second wife Rosetta in 1908.
Martin Tom died in 1909 following a long illness. Newspapers at the time say that he had been in poor health since taking over at Tewkesbury in 1906
Following the death of Inspector Keyse we know that two of his children Reggie and Stanley were sent to live in the Police Orphanage in Reigate.
Reggie joined the orphanage in December 1909 at the age of 11 and according to the orphanage records was at some time living and working in Canada. Stanley joined him in the orphanage during April 1910 at the age of 6.
It is not clear how long the boys stayed at the orphanage but Gloucestershire Constabulary records show that Stanley was not put off the police life and in 1922 he joined the force as a Police Constable.
Before that we know thatReggie was working for the constabulary as an orderly at Headquarters in 1920. on his police application form his occupation is given as stenographer.
In 1923 Stanley left Gloucestershire Constabulary to join the Shanghai police. It was in 1936 when he was travelling home from Shanghai that it was presumed that he had died in mysterious circumstances.