correspondence regarding ceasefire and evacuation

Accession Number AWM2017.7.155
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 38
Object type Papers
Physical description 129 Image/s captured
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
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 and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file includes correspondence regarding Japanese ceasefire and evacuation, lists of Indigenous personnel and messages related to Lt Jeffery Westley (W2), WOI Roderick Cusack (code C3), WOII Herbert Hirst (H1 and H4) F/Lt Paul Bartram.

This file includes

Note 'Loembis', 18 September 1945;
List: Indigenous Service personnel and service record, from R. Bennett to Lt. P [Bartram], Loembis, 26 September [1945];
Message from F/Lt Bartram, HQ BIF, 2 October 1945;
Evacuation orders from F/Lt Bartram to W2 [Westley], C3 [Cusack] and H4 [Hirst], HQ BIF, 2 October 1945;
Order from Lieutenant General Baba to Major Okada [re: ceasefire and evacuation];
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to F/Lt Bartram, Loembis, 25 September 1945;
Letter from Westley to A1 [Harrisson], Malinau, 11 September 1945;
List: Men repatriated to Dutch Borneo, 27-28 September 1945;
List: Men paid off and repatriated, 23 September 1945;
Note from F/Lt LB to C3 [Cusack] (Loembis), HQ BIF, 27 September 1945;
Note from F/Lt LB to C3 [Cusack], HQ BIF, 27 September 1945;
Note from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson], Lomebis, 23 September 1945;
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson], Loembis, 19 September 1945;
Letter [incomplete] from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson] with map of kampong at junction of Tagal and Lahogan Rivers, Loembis, 17 September 1945;
Note from B to Loembis. 18 September 1945;
Note from Col. Courtney to all operatives, 20 September 1945;
Note from F/Lt. B [Bartram] to C3 [Cusack], HQ BIF, 23 September 1945;
Letter from W.A. Makahanap, Long Pirir, 12 August 1945;
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson] with list of allocated weapons, Loembis, 14 September 1945;
Note from A1 [Harrisson] to Loembis, Trusan, and Padas, 18 September 1945 [regarding evacuation];
Letter from Bartram to C3 [Cusack], 18 September 1945 [regarding provisions, awards to Dayaks];
Decoded signal from A1 [Harrisson] to C3 [Cusack], Bawang, 14 September 1945;
Decoded signal from A1 [Harrisson] to Lieut. Westley, Bawang, 11 September 1945 [regarding drops];
Decoded signal from A1 [Harrisson] to Loembis, 14 September 1945;
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson], Loembis, 11 September 1945 [regarding stores drop];
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson], Lomebis, 9 September 1945 [regarding store drop, enemy movement];
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson], Loembis, 7 September 1945;
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson], Loembis, 3 September 1945 [reference information for post-war position];
Letter from C3 [Cusack] to A1 [Harrisson], [Loembis], 3 September 1945;
Letter from W3 [Westley] to A1 [Harrisson], Loembis, 3 September 1945 [regarding postwar placement];
Letter from W3 [Westley] to A1 [Harrisson], [Loembis], 26 August 1945 [regarding travel back to Loembis];
Letter from H1 [Hirst] to A1 [Harrisson], 15 Augsut [1945] [regarding job satisfaction];
Letter: Information of Interest Gained from Pensiangan Attack, from H4 [Hirst] [to A1], 31 August 1945;
Sketch of Pensiangan Area, by H4 [Hirst];
Letter: Outcome of the Pansiangan Attack, from W3 [Westley] [to Harrisson];
Letter from W3 [Westley] to A1 [Harrisson], 16 August 1945;
Letter from W3 [Westley] to A1 [Harrisson], Sebengali, 15 August 1945;
Code names for locations.