Lieutenant Ibrahim Sidek was one of the pioneer recruits to the Malay Regiment in March 1933. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1936. During the Battle of Pasir Panjang, Lieutenant Ibrahim fought with “B” Company, 2nd Battalion, which was deployed between Ayer Rajah Road and the Gap. After the surrender, he was executed by the Japanese on 28 February 1942. This tin mess cup, which he owned, is the only memento that Sharifah Khadijah Hamid had of her husband.