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The Singapore mutiny of the 5th Light Infantry, 1954-11-05 - 1956-11-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/11/6

Scope and Contents

Material written or collected by Thompson discussing the causes, course, punishment and impact of the mutiny, including a lengthy memoir. Thompson’s memoir also records notes on the Malay State Guides, the German cruiser Emden and the Russian cruiser Zhemchug, and an uprising against the French in Cambodia. There are letters exchanged between Colonel Archer Cust, Secretary-General of the Society and Thompson, providing more detail of the latter’s work as Provost Marshal which included counter-espionage. Several of these letters discuss the Suez Crisis. The file also preserves correspondence about Thompson’s submissions between Cust, Hugh Bryson and A.H. Dickinson (80 sheets). A photo of Thompson dated 10 June 1955 is filed with the collection.


  • Creation: 1954-11-05 - 1956-11-02


Conditions Governing Access

For conservation reasons, this item must be viewed on microfilm reel 8234.

Biographical / Historical

Major Arthur Thompson served as Provost Marshal, Singapore, during 1915-19, responsible for the administration of martial law.


1 file(s) (1 file) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference



Thompson, Arthur Musgrave

Finding aid date

2012-05-07 11:40:34+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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