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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hogan
HOGAN, Sir Michael (Joseph Patrick) (1908-1986)
Created 1951
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1908; educated at Belvedere College, Dublin, Stonyhurst College, and Trinity College, Dublin;admitted solicitor, Ireland, 1930; admitted to Kenya Bar, 1931; called to Irish Bar, 1936; Chief Magistrate, Palestine, 1936; Crown Counsel, 1937; Attorney-General, Aden, 1945; called to English Bar, 1946; King's Counsel (Aden), 1946; Solicitor-General, Palestine, 1947; attached Foreign Office, 1949; Solicitor-General, Malaya, 1950; Attorney-General, Federation of Malaya, 1950-1955; Queen's Counsel (Malaya), 1952; Chief Justice of Hong Kong, 1955-1970, and Brunei, 1964-1970; Member, Courts of Appeal, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Belize, 1970-1975, and Gibraltar, 1970-1984; President, Courts of Appeal, Brunei, 1970-1973, the Bahamas, 1975-1978, Bermuda and Belize,1975-1979, and Seychelles, 1977-1984 died in 1986

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to the assassination of Sir Henry Gurney, High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya, by the Malayan Races' Liberation Army on 6 Oct 1951, namely an unsigned official report on the assassination and the subsequent action taken by the police and the military, written in 1951, a plan of the ambush scene, 1951, and two photographs of Gurney's funeral procession, 1951.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

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.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Aug 1996

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Armed forces
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonial forces
  • Crime
  • Decolonization
  • Homicide
  • International relations
  • Law enforcement
  • Liberation movements
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Police
  • Political movements
  • Political systems
  • Social control, formal
  • Sociology
  • State security

Personal names

  • Gurney, Sir, Henry Lovell Goldsworthy, 1898-1951, Knight, diplomat

Corporate names

  • Malayan Police
  • Malayan Races Liberation Army


  • Malaysia, South East Asia

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