Correspondence regarding awards to SRD members and general meeting minutes held in 1943

Accession Number AWM2017.7.180
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 13
Object type Papers
Physical description 64 Image/s captured
Maker Edlin, George
Harrisson, Tom Harnett
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1943-1949
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

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 includes correspondence regarding awards to SRD members and general meeting minutes held in 1943.
This file includes:
Letter from Jack [Finlay] to Tom [Harrisson], London, 13 March [1947] [regarding Harrisson's note about 'Awards to S.R.D. Borneo' and publicity for S.R.D.];
Letter from R.K. Wilson to Tom [Harrisson], Crocketford, 19 March 1947 [regarding people who should have received awards, including Gilman and Paul Bartram];
Minutes signed by C.D. Le Gros Clark Camp Master headed General Meeting, 11 July 1943 [regarding a resolution on labour organisation and notes dispersal of the meeting by order of a Japanese guard];
Minutes signed by C.D. Le Gros Clark Chairman, General Committee, headed General Meeting, 31 January 1943 [regarding accounts, Purchasing Committee and Red Cross visit];
Minutes headed General Meeting, 2 May 1943 [regarding camp matters include thanks to the Head Cook and kitchen staff];
Minutes headed General Meeting, 23 February 1943 [regarding Purchasing Committee accounts, authority in the cookhouse, repeat requests to Japanese for essentials, distribution of tobacco, cigarettes and cigarette papers.];
Minutes headed General Meeting, 21 March 1943 [regarding resolutions on the constitution of the general committee, pooling resources and policy in approaching the occupying authorities];
Minutes headed General Meeting, 28 March 1943 [regarding Purchasing Committee seeking views on buying eggs, cigarette papers and distribution of tobacco and cigarettes];
Minutes headed General Meeting, 30 March 1943 [including dividing garden produce between the two camp kitchens, and the issue of pineapples];
Minutes headed General Meeting, 27 June 1943 [including varying distribution of Canteen rations for various classes of workers];
Letter from John Willfinger, addressed To Whom it May Concern, Long Mio, 26 August 1942 [regarding fears of capture by the enemy];
Letter addressed Dear Sir [Harrisson] from George Edlin, 17 May 1949 [regarding his experience as a radio operator for potential book on Semut, attitudes of Malays and Muruts, scenery, relationships];
Letter [from Harrisson] to Major R.K.Wilson, 21 March 1947 [responding to Major Wilson' letter (item above) regarding Semut II awards, offering to advance any recommendations].