2016 - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah
Mr Richard Collett (From the United Kingdom) Editor and Founder of Travel Tramp www.travel-tramp.com
On 16.09.2016, meeting another traveller from United Kingdom, Mr Richard Collett who is the Editor and Founder of Travel Tramp www.travel-tramp.com http://www.travel-tramp.com/ is a rare privilege. He came to Malaysia looking for story about the war and also information on the communist activities during the Malaya Emergency in the 1950s. His grandfather served in Malaya during the emergency as a National Serviceman in the British Army. Richard contacted me after reading my blog on the Peace Village in Betong, Thailand.

Before meeting me in Ipoh, he has since gone to Southern Thailand to meet some ex-communist there and on the way to Ipoh he visited Elphill Estate in Sungai Siput where there is a memorial and small museum. In Ipoh I drove him to Batu Gajah to visit two places of interest to him namely; God’s Little Acre and Kellie’s Castle.

God's Little Acre: A cemetery for the British pioneers, military servicemen, policemen, tin miners, planters and civilians named after the memorial cross erected by the Perak Planter's Association and others to commemorate their lives in fighting the Communist Insurgency 1949-1960.

God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

All police graves throughout Malaysia are now being looked after by the Military Section of the British High Commission in K.L.

God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah
God's Little Acre: A cemetery for the British pioneers, military servicemen, policemen, tin miners, planters and civilians named after the memorial cross erected by the Perak Planter's Association and others to commemorate their lives in fighting the Communist Insurgency 1949-1960.

God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

James Marshall died in Elphil Estate on 29.03.1941
Charles Alma Baker - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah. Here Lie the first three Planters; Allison, Christian and Walker, whose murder by terrorists in Sungai Siput on 16th June 1948 precipitated the Declaration of the Emergency in Malaya.

Ian Deare Christian - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah
A. E. Walker - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Jessie Morrison Anderson - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Baden Powell Wills - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah
Matthew Sanderson Urquhart - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah


James A.S.Grant - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Herbert Freeman Cowan - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Frank G.Brown - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

William McConnachie - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah


Roderick Gordon - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Bernard Foster Clarke - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah
Olga Nikolaevna Lotakoff - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Stuart Cunynghame - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Donald Praser Baxter - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Sandy Mackenzie - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Andrew Lotakoff born in Russia - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Dr. David Reid Tweedie - God's Little Acre at Batu Gajah

Visited the Batu Gajah Court House - Located on the hill next to Batu Gajah town was originally used as government office complex build in 1892 during the colonial days. There are also 3 adjacent buildings of Euro style.

Adjacent building of Batu Gajah Court House.

Adjacent building of Batu Gajah Court House.

Adjacent building of Batu Gajah Court House.
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