in The Times 21 January 1949 Page 3:
DEATHS IN MALAYAN AMBUSH
FROM OUR CORRECPONDENT
SINGAPORE, JAN 20
people out of a party of 13 were killed in an ambush on Wednesday
in Pahang State. They were returning by road to Temer-Lanchang village,
20 miles away. Police believe that a group of bandits lay in wait
for eight hours for the lorry in which the party were travelling.
They ambushed it at a sharp curve in the road running between high
banks. They used hand-grenades, machine-guns, and rifles.
those killed were four british soldiers, two detectives, and a Malay
Settlement officer, The thirteenth passenger in the lorry is in
hospital badly wounded. Military operations have started in the
in The Times 14 March 1949 Page 3:
GUARDSMEN KILLED IN MALAYA
BAYONET CHARGE UP HILL
FROM OUR CORRECPONDENT
SINGAPORE, MARCH 13
Grenadier Guardsmen were killed in an encounter with bandits near
Kajang, 15 miles from Kuala Lumpur, yesterday morning. Twenty Guardsmen
who were in a lorry leapt out, led by an officer, and made a bayonet
charge up a hillside; the bandits broke and scattered.
officer and three Guardsmen were wounded. It is beleived that the
bandits suffered at least one casualty.
in The Times 23 October 1951 Page 4:
LOSS IN MALAYA
TEN SOLDIERS KILLED BY BANDITS
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT SINGAPORE, OCT.22
Ten men of the Royal West Kent Regiment, including one officer,
were killed and 12 wounded in an engagement with bandits this morning
on the New Caledonia estate near Batu Arang, in north Selangor.
Three special constables were wounded and one died later in hospital.
Five bandits were killed.
The engagement occurred 30 miles from the place where Sir Henry
Gurney, the High Commissioner, was murdered in a bandit ambush a
fortnight ago. It is thought that bandits may be trying to divert
security forces from then operations against the terrorist groups
responsible for the ambush; a few days ago three Gurkhas were killed
and two wounded some miles away.
No further information on to-day's engagement is obtainable officially
to-night from the emergency information service: details are to
be made known at a Press conference to-morrow morning.
In Kedha this morning one lance-corporal was killed and four constables
were wounded when, it is estimated, 40 bandits fired on a police
in The Times 14 October 1955 Page 8:
TROOPS AMBUSHED IN MALAYA
OFFICER AND TWO MEN KILLED
From Our Own Correspondent
SINGAPORE, OCT. 13
Communist terrorists made a mockery of the amnesty
offer to-day when they ambushed and killed a British officer and
two other ranks and seriously wounded a third, The party were travelling
in an Army vehicle on a narrow, twisting road lined by high banks
and jungle in the state of Negri Sembilan, and were fired on by
terrorists hidden in the jungle. The vehicle was found burnt, and
the bodies of the dead men were severely burnt. It is not certain
whether the vehicle was set on fire before or after they were dead.
The attack took place be foe 9 a.m. on the road between Tampin and
Kuala Pilah, east of Seremban. Three or four years ago this was
a notorious area in the war with the terrorists, but most of the
state has recently been regarded as having returned to normal. A
tree had been felled across the road, but the attack took place
before the vehicle reached it. The officer was a captain in The
Royal Welch Fusiliers, to which one of the two men who were with
him who were killed, as well as the wounded man, also belonged.
The second man killed belonged to The Royal Army Pay Corps, and
was attached to The Royal Welch Fusiliers.
This is the first attack on British troops and the first outrage
in Negri Sembilan since the amnesty offer was made. A month has
passed since then, and the prospect is still awaited of a peace
meeting with the man
to command the terrorists, but the question has now most earnestly
to be considered whether the offer is not helping the terrorists—whether
they are not taking advantage of the opportunity to move into parts
designated as "safe" in which they are supposed to surrender,
or into areas regarded as cleared.
in The Times 15 March 1949 Page 3:
FROM OUR CORRECPONDENT
SINGAPORE, MARCH 14
Guards Brigade made public to-day the names of the men who died
in a bayonet charge against bandits near Kajang on Saturday. They
were Guardsmen T. Ryan, G.E. Martin, J.R. Hall, and V. Herrett.
members of the Penange committee which seeks secession from the
federation to-day saw Mr. Anthiny Eden. At a press conference Mr.
Eden said that planters and miners were having a tough time and
deserved great credit. He assured malaya of the deepest sympathy
and understanding of the people at home.
in The Times 21 May 1949 Page 3:
CASUALTIES IN MALAYA
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SINGAPORE, MAY 20
A British military officer and a sergeant and a Malay corporal were
killed, and four British soldiers were seriously wounded, when bandits
ambushed a patrol five miles from the Malayan Collieries mine at
Batu Arang, in Selangor, yesterday. The patrol is believed to have
inflicted heavy casualties on the bandit gang, which is now being
pursued by security forces.
Three bandits were killed yesterday by a Gurkha patrol in the Kluang
area of Johore. Two Chinese bandits, a man and a woman, were killed
in the Tapah area of Perak, and a quantity of ammunition was seized
by security forces. In the Kuala Lipis area of Pahang a police jungle
squad killed one bandit and made six arrests. In the Rawang area
of Selangor a bandit gang ambushed an estate lorry, killing the
driver and wounding five special constables.
in The Times 24 October 1951 Page 3:
AMBUSH IN MALAYA
CASUALTIES NOW 33
FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT
SINGAPORE, OCT. 23
The casualties inflicted by Communist Terrorists among a patrol
of the West Kent Regiment in north Selangor yesterday are worse
than was earlier feared.
One British officer, 10 British other ranks, three Iban trackers,
and one Malay special policeman were killed, and one Malay driver
died from wounds. One British officer and 11 other ranks, one civil
liaison officer, and four Malay special constables were wounded.
Six terrorists were killed.
The patrol, which was mounted in two trucks and a scout car, was
ambushed by an estimated force of 35 uniformed men armed with Bren
guns, Stens, and rifles in a sunken estate road about 30 miles from
the place where Sir Henry Gurney was murdered two weeks ago. Most
of the troops were wounded and some killed by the first bursts of
fire, but the survivors, including many of the wounded, deployed
and fought off the charge. No arms were lost. Two platoons, supported
by the Royal Air Force, are now pursuing the terrorists.
The ambush is said to be one of the worst since the beginning of
the emergency, and those whose business it is to find a pattern
in the attack, in the increasingly numerous incidents, tend to believe
that it was connected in some way with the murder of the High Commissioner.
It is also surmised that there may have been a concentration of
terrorists on the Selangor-Pahang-Negri Sembilan border, a theory
supported by the recent uncovering of many terrorist food lines
and camps by troops seeking the High Commissioner's assassins.
in The Times 26 August 1957 Page 7:
FOUR SOLDIERS THOUGHT TO HAVE SURVIVED
SINGAPORE, AUG. 25
air dispatchers of 55 Company, Royal Army Catering Corps (Air Dispatch),
who were in the Valetta transport aircraft that crashed in the jungle
north of Kuala Lumpur three days ago, are now thought to have survived,
though only two have been rescued so far. The other men in the aircraft
were the crew of three, who were killed.
teams who parachuted from helicopters found two dispatchers near
the wreckage of the aircraft. One of these was injured. The other
two had decided to make their own way out of the jungle along a
river. A patrol is trying to intercept these men, and voice aircraft
have been broadcasting instructions to them. Parachutists who landed
at the scene have been using explosives and other means to clear
the site so that helicopters may land, and supplies have been dropped.
four R.A.S.C. men are:- Lance-Corporal R.C. Travis, of Birmingham;
Driver E. Roe, of Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham; Driver I.W. Moore,
of Mitcham, Surrey; and Driver A.M. Downes, of Romford, Essex.
in The Times 16 May 1951 Page 3:
OF SINGAPORE CONFERENCE
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SINGAPORE, MAY 15
security precautions were taken as the conference between the military
representatives of Britain, France and the United States began at
Phoenix Park, Singapore, today. Guards were stationed at all the
doors and access to the conference room was barred even to the staff
at Phoenix Park, which is the headquarters of Mr. Malcolm MacDonald,
Commissioner-general for South-East Asia.
It is understood that general Sir Charles Keighley, the new Commander-in-Chief,
Far East Land Forces, who is due to arrive at Kallang by air to-morrow
afternoon, will attend the conference if it is still in session.
Army Headquarters, Malaya, announced to-day that Pnvate L. Killick,
whose home is at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, who was wounded
with three other members of the 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment,
in operations against the Communists on May 11, has since died of
wounds. The others wounded were : Sergeant S. Wright, of Bury St.
Edmunds, and Privates R. Ellis, of Dagenham, and B. Chamberlain,
of East Ham.
in The Times 28 April 1959 Page 9:
HELICOPTER CRASH MALAYA
SINGAPORE, APRIL. 27
pilot and two other officers were killed today when a R.A.F. Sycamore
helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur while on a training
flight. Government buildings lie only half a mile from where the