Correspondence with Maj Rex Blow and orders Operation Goose

Accession Number AWM2017.7.186
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 55
Object type Papers
Physical description 188 Image/s captured
Maker Blow, Rex
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 and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file includes correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson and Maj Rex Blow, including standing orders related to Pa Bawang Japanese P.O.W. Camp and orders for Operation Goose - Japanese surrender.
This file includes:
Report: Pa Bawang P.O.W. Camp - Camp Standing Orders, Major Rex Blow, 1 November 1945;
Note from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 5 November 1945;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 4-5 November 1945;
Message form: from Harrisson regarding Japanese, Fujino;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to T.B. 28 October 1945;
Letter from Paul to Tom [Harrisson], Lg. Semadoe [regarding rice and pigs stores];
Note and List from Paul to Tom [Harrisson], Long Beluyu, 3 November 1945;
Spreadsheet: Daily Parade State, Maj. Rex Blow, 5 November 1945;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 4 November 1945;
Note from Arthur Tunda to Major Blow, from Major Blow to Tom [Harrisson], 4 November 1945 [regarding stores];
Report: Standing Orders for March from Pa Bawang to Lawas by Japamese Prisoners of War, Maj. Rex Blow, November 1945;
Duplicates of decoded message from Maj Harrisson, 9 Div, Bawang [regarding Japanese P.O.W.s movement];
Spreadsheet: List of Patients, 3 November 1945;
Report: Movement of Jap POW's from Pa Bawang to Lawas (Provisional Plan), T.H. Harrison [Harrisson];
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 4 November 1945 [request for supplies];
Spreadsheet: Daily Parade State, Maj. Rex Blow, 4 November 1945;
Spreadsheet: List of Patients, 2 November 1945;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 3 November 1945;
Spreadsheet: List of Patients, 1 November 1945;
Spreadsheet: Daily Parade State, Maj. Rex Blow, 3 November 1945
Reports: Pa Bawang P.O.W. Camp - Camp Standing Orders, Major Rex Blow, 1 November 1945;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 2-3 November 1945 [re P.O.W. camp food shortage];
Report: Proposed Movement Plan of Japanese POW's from Pa Bawang to Lawas, Maj. Rex Blow;
Report: Laws and Usages of War - Extract from Manual of Military Law, Chapter XIV, H.Q. 9 Aust Div, 18 August 1945;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 2 November 1945 ;
Decoded message from HQ BBCAU to BBCAU Bawang, 2 October [1945];
Letter to Maj. H [Harrisson] from Segt. Berba, 2 November 1945;
Spreadsheet: Daily Parade State, Maj. Rex Blow, 1 November 1945;
Spreadsheet: Parade State, Maj. Rex Blow, 31 October 1945;
List: Jap Equipment;
Spreadsheet: Parade State, Maj. Rex Blow, 2 November 1945;
Note from Captain Fujimo Kamimuza, 1 November 1945 [with Japanese script];
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 2 November 1945;
Notes: Medical supplies and conditions Japanese P.W. Camp;
Report on Fujino Force, from Major T. Harrisson to 9th Aust. Div, Headquarters Trusan Japanese P.W. Camp, 31 October 1945;
Report on Fujino Force [Draft], from Major T. Harrisson to 9th Aust. Div, Headquarters Trusan Japanese P.W. Camp, 31 October [1945];
Decoded message from Paul to Tom Harrisson, Bawang, 27 October [1945];
Report on the taking of 27 P.O.W., Lt. Holland and Cpl.Rawlings, 22 September 1945;
Letter from Lieut. F. Holland to S.R.D. HQ Labuan, Bilong, 8 October 1945 [re: movements with Japanese envoy];
Report by Lt. Holland, 11-17 September [1945] [re: Travels with Japanese P.O.W.s and Dayaks];
Rough notes;
Journal of Lt. Holland, 22 August - 14 October 1945 [re: venture to capture Japanese;
Note from Captain Fujimo Kamimura (Daily Satisfaction Certificate), 31 October 1945 [with Japanese script];
Spreadsheet: Roll Call Report, 29 October 1945;
Document [Japanese], Blow (Major A.I.F.), T. Harrisson (Major British Army);
Message form from 9 Div to SRD [re: surrender instructions for Fujino Japanese unit in Trusan];
Instructions from Lieutenant General M Baba (Commander 37 Japanese Army) to Captain Fujino (Commander Japanese Forces Trusan area), Labuan, 16 October 1945;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tom [Harrisson], 31 October 1945;
Message forms, 9 Division [re: Japanese soldiers];
Signals from Col Leach, HQ BBCAU to Harrisson, 1 October [1945];
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tuan Besar, Pa Pala, 26 October 1945;
Letter from MJ [Maj. Rex Blow] to Tuan Besar, Pa Pala, 27 October 1945 [re: Japanese in Pa Kalalan with sketch of area];
Message forms from Bartram, 9 Div to Harrisson, 26 October [1945] [re: Japanese in Pa Pala, pamphlet drop];
Decoded message from Bawang to HQ BBCAU, October [1945] [re: Japanese leaving LG Beluyo for Pa Pala];
Orders: Operation Goose [Japanese surrender] from T. Harrisson, 18 October 1945.