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A Selangor volunteer's escape, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/5

Scope and Contents

A copy of Nias's account of his wartime service in Malaya. He was involved in demolition work during the retreat to Singapore. After its fall he and a number of comrades escaped in a dinghy and an old yacht, reaching Sumatra, from whence he was evacuated to Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom (6 sheets). Nias’s diary was published in ‘British Malaya’, June 1942, 16-17. The collection is accompanied by a letter from Professor A. L. McLeod to Hugh Bryson.


  • 1960 - 1969

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

S. J. Nias worked for Kepong (Malay) Rubber Estates Limited and served as sergeant in the Engineering Section of the Federated Malay States Volunteer Force.


1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Date information

DateText: The journal covers the period from 30 Nov. 1941 to 6 May 1942..


Nias, S J

Finding aid date

2012-06-14 14:19:37+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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