HAINES, William Arthur Campion (1899-1991)

Scope and Content

'A time to remember (1920-1950)', typescript memoir of his career in the Federated Malayan States Police, 1920-1945, and Malayan Union Police, 1945-1950, dated [1980-1991], notably describing police operations against Malay and Siamese bandits in Kedah, 1921-1923, rubber smugglers in Port Dickson, 1923, and the Malayan Communist Party, 1931, 1948-1950, and his experiences during the Japanese invasion of Malaya, 1942.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1899; served with Royal Flying Corps, 1917-1919; served with Federated Malayan States Police, 1920-1945, and Malayan Union Police, 1945-1950; seconded to Kedah Police, 1921-1923; Officer-in-Charge, Jelebu district, Negri Sembilan, 1923; Officer-in-Charge, Port Dickson district, Negri Sembilan 1923; Officer-in-Charge, Ipoh district, Perak, 1924-1925; Officer-in-Charge of Kuala Lumpur district, Selangor, 1926-1927; Officer Superintending Police Circle, Selangor Coast, 1927; Adjutant to Commissioner of Federated Malayan States Police, 1928; Officer Commanding Federated Malayan States Railway Police, 1929; seconded to Johore Police as Chief Police Officer, Johore Baharu, 1930-1933; Chief Police Officer, Pahang, 1934-1935; seconded to Johore Police as Commissioner of Police, Johore, 1935; seconded to Straits Settlement Police as Chief Police Officer, Malacca, 1939-1940; Chief Police Officer, Seremban, Negri Sembilan, 1940-1942; joined Australian Imperial Forces, 1942, but captured by Japanese and held as POW in Changi camp, 1942-1945; Acting Commissioner, Malayan Union Police, 1945-1946; Chief Police Officer, Perak, 1946-1947; Chief Police Officer, Penang and Province Wellesley, 1948-1949; Chief Police Officer, Selangor, 1949-1950; died in 1991.


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Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1991.


Date of compilation: Aug 1997

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Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

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Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Additional Information

Date of compilation: Aug 1997