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Diary of M.C. Hay, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/4
Diary of M.C. Hay
Diary of M.C. Hay

Scope and Contents

This is a copy of a diary describing Hay’s active service during the Malayan campaign, beginning with his joining the battery in mid-Dec. 1941. He saw action at Kuala Selangor and during the siege of Singapore. After its surrender, he escaped by ship on 16 Feb., reaching Sumatra on 21 Feb. and then Sri Lanka on 1 Mar. 1942. See RCMS 103/12/3 for another account of the same escape written by H.R. Oppenheim (21 sheets).


  • Creation: 1960 - 1969


Conditions Governing Access

For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reel 8234.

Biographical / Historical

Mortimer Cecil Hay served as Chief Inspector of Mines in the Federated Malay States and in the Light Battery of its volunteer artillery forces.


.003 cubic metre(s) (1 folder.) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

A second copy of the diary was donated by Hay's niece Alison Keating in 2007.

Date information

DateText: The diary covers the period from 25 Oct. 1941 to 1 Mar. 1942..


Hay, Mortimer Cecil

Finding aid date

2012-06-14 12:14:00+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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