Wallet 23 - Correspondence between Tom Harrisson, Jeffery Westley and reports to British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit 1945

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2016.38.169
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 4
Object type Papers
Physical description 18 Image/s captured
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
Place made Borneo
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use
Description

Records relating to the service of Major Tom H. Harrisson, DSO Reconnaissance Corps, British Army. Harrisson was seconded to Z Special Unit, Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD) and served in Borneo on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This wallet includes correspondence between Tom Harrisson (code A1) with Jeffery Westley (code W2) and reports to British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit (BBCAU) 1945.

This wallet includes:
-Report from Major Harrisson headed Preliminary Report to BBCAU, 1 July 1945 [regarding observations in Sarawak and British North Borneo on hospital, food, physical reconstruction, psychological reconstruction, order and immediate suggestions];
-Handwritten Preliminary Report to BBCAU from Major Harrisson;
-Message from W2 [Westley] to A1 [Harrisson] headed 4th Message, 10 June 1945 [regarding travel by prahu on river, teaching local boys about Bren Gun and grenades];
-Sheet from F. Mantis headed Pokek: Pengiriman serdadoe2 ke Belawit, 13 August 1945.