Correspondence demobilisation and hand over to civil administration including payment and rewards to local soldier

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.174
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 66
Object type Papers
Physical description 189 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 (SRD) and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file contains correspondence regarding withdrawal, demobilisation and hand over to civil administration including payment and rewards to local soldiers. Correspondence includes Sig George Edlin, Cpl Allen Wheelhouse, Fl/Lt Paul Bartram, Sgt William Nibbs, Maj William Jinkins, Lt Francis Leckie and Cpl Igor Sterelny.
File includes:
Fragment of signal transcription [regarding withdraw Trusan area and arms]
Note headed Trusan Area Samali Libut - Pa Brayong regarding $30 1 housewife and 1 belt;
Note listing three names, locations, money, badges, shirts, shorts;
Receipt signed GR Edlin, 10 September 1945, money received from Andrew to pay labourers;
Note to Mr Andrew Blassan [Glasson?], 27 August 1945, regarding advance $50 in paying labourer’s wages;
Memo from Tuan Biga, 25 August, 1945, accounting for rice and cash;
Letter from Allen Wheelhouse to F/Lt Bartram, 26 September 1945 regarding accounting for arms and stores and Major Harrisson's ill-disposed' feeling towards him;
Note from A [Blasson] summarising rice bought and sent out from 28 August 1945 to 27 September 1945;
Note headed General Intelligence with daily entries from 3 September 1945 to 15 September regarding river travel, illness incidence, rice and salt supplies, location of Japanese;
Weekly Report from Pa Brayong HQ week ended 6 October 1945;
Note from Streleny in Malay listing names, 28 August 1945;
Letter from Long Semadoh to Tuan Captain Bartram, Belawit, 30 September 1945 regarding visit to his daughter, further instructions and pay to policemen and labourers;
Memo Group 'A' SRD Operation Instruction 2 from Major Jinkins, 30 September 1945;
Letter from [Potre] Long Nawang with envelope;
List headed Long Nawang Iban Soldiers: 3 months service, 5 October 1945, noting each was paid $30 (Dutch) on instruction of Major Harrisson;
Pages 81-82 from book ‘This War Against Japan’;
Note headed Dutch - Sector Control - Malinau (Lt Leckie) instructing return to Bawang with arms and stores, ‘reward loyal local men’;
Note from Long Nawang, 5 October 1945 refers to 'Major Harris[s]on' and 'radio';
List of supplies, undated;
Note headed Keterangan!, 30 September 1945;
Letter from Frank to Tom Harrisson, 3 October [1945] regarding Tuan Rumah's sickness;
Report from Long Nawang, 3 October 1945;
Memo from Major Harrisson to Fin headed Statement of Accounts: Semut 1, 16 October 1945 regarding expenditure;
Pages from Time magazine dated 9 July 1945 headed World Battlefronts, pages 21-22, and Foreign News, pages 27-28;
Two reports from Long Nawang, 3 October 1945;
Report from Long [Ban], 3 October 1945;
Note from Long [Djilet], 24 September 1945;
List headed Rice with names and quantities [September] 1945 annotated 'Potential supply Bahan Sept 1945';
Note from Long [Djilet], 24 September 1945;
Memo from Major Harrisson headed Semut 1 Withdrawal Procedure 9 September 1945 regarding evacuation of personnel;
Commonwealth of Australia Department of the Army Instructions Issued to Major T Harrisson on his re-entry into Dutch Borneo under Authority Direction SRD HQ Morotai, signed Lt Col Dewar, 12 September 1945;
Commonwealth of Australia Department of the Army Memo headed ‘Arming of Natives’ signed Major J.E.B. Finlay, 19 July 1945;
Letter from Major Jenkins to Major Harrisson, 2 October 1945 regarding Harrisson's withdrawal arrangements;
Signal instruction to Semut 1 for Harrisson from Courtney, 2 October 1945 regarding withdrawal instructions;
Message [from] D7 Haddon and 3 others still here;
Letter from Major Harrisson to Colonel C.S. Myers, 4 September 1945 regarding reissue of a camera on loan to him;
Memo from Major Harrisson headed Orders: Operation Goose, 18 October 1945 regarding treatment of Japanese and natives;
Memo headed Received from S.R.D. Med Stores by Maj. Harrisson for B.B.C.A.U, 18 October 1945;
Memo from Director S.R.D. to Commander in Chief, Allied Land Forces Subject: Distribution of Arms to Native Population in Dutch Borneo;
Coloured photograph of seaplane;
Memo from Long Djelet, 9 July 1941;
Memo from A Bolang, Long Djelet, 25 September 1945;
Note in Malay on one side and on the other a note of payments to soldiers and labourers
Memo from Sgt Central Borneo Guerrilla Forces headed Iban Soldiers: 1 month good service, 5 October 1945 paid $30 (Dutch) each on instruction of Major Harrisson
Memo headed Long Nawang Iban Soldiers: 2 months good service, 5 October 1945 paid $15 (Dutch) each on instruction of Major Harrisson
Memo from Lt Col J.E.B. Finley headed Operation Order , Semut 1/Kawan, 11 September 1945 regarding Japanese activities, recce to locate PW camps and list of supplies to be dropped with Major Harrisson and separately;
Message from Fredericks at Long Semadoe to Belawit F/Lt Bartram, 6 October 1945 regarding evacuation;
Message from Fredericks to Belawit HQ, Final Report Ulu Trusan, 6 October 1945 regarding good will between Dayaks and S.R.D., payment of rewards, status of rice, arms and medical supplies;
Table from G.V Potre, 3 October 1945;
Part of envelope containing photograph of woman, undated, inscribed 'In case of accident Notify Mrs F.C. Jackson 2415 Clyde Ave Los Angeles California USA;
Certificate of United States Citizenship for Andrew Sande, dated 19 September 1938;
Weekly Report from Sgt W Nibbs, Pa Brayong, Trusan River Area, 29 September 1945;
Pro Forma headed South West Pacific Area Air Travel Authority - for Major Harrisson, 14 October 45 regarding travel from Tarakan to Labuan;
Memo from Sgt Central Borneo Guerrilla Forces, Long Nawang, 5 October 1945, recording sums received from Major Harrisson for paying Iban soldiers and porters on Apo Kajan;
Memo signed Sgt Central Borneo Guerrilla Forces, Long Nawang, headed Iban Soldiers: 1 month good service, 5 October 1945;
Memo signed Sgt Central Borneo Guerrilla Forces, Long Nawang, headed Iban Soldiers: 2 months good service, 5 October 1945;
Typed note headed Labuan, 16 October 1945;
Note headed Polikliniak listing names, diagnoses and therapies, 4 October 1945;
Note headed 'Following remain L. Djelat..' listing [weapon] numbers;
Memo from Finance Officer, S.R.D. HQ to Major Harrisson headed Notification of Casualty, 12 September 1945 regarding granting of paid A/Rank of Major;
Memo from Major Harrisson to Group 'A', headed Disposal of Arms - Semut 1, 16 October 1945;
Typed note headed Labuan, 16 October 1945 in Malay;
Pages 9 and 10 from book ‘This War Against Japan’
Note from Long Djelet, 25 November 1945
List of books
Notes headed The Class Conception in C.B. (Soc Rev), undated.