Correspondence Japanese surrender, POWs and transition to civil administration

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.206
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 33
Object type Papers
Physical description 137 Image/s captured
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
Date made 1942-1945
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

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 between Major Tom Harrisson (code A1) with the British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit (BBCAU) and members of Semut 1, WO Bertram Charles Long (code L7) and Captain Eric Edmeades (code E1 and E2), Trooper Robert Griffiths (code G7) and Lt Jeffery Westley (code W2) regarding Japanese surrender, prisoners of war and transition to civil administration.
File includes:
Nominal roll of Prisoners to go with escort;
Note from L7 to A1 [Harrisson], 12 June [1945];
Note to A1 [Harrisson], 12 [June 1945];
Letter from E2 [Edmeades] to A1 [Harrisson], 9 June 1946 [1945] regarding briefcase captured from Kempei Officers;
Report: Trusan & Sundar Strike, 14-15 June [1945];
Letter from E1 [Ric] to A1 [Harrisson], 8 June 1945 regarding clash with Japanese near Pa Brayon;
Note: Harrison, Lawas Towai Humi, 24 June [1945];
Note: Harrison, Lawas Towai Humi, 24 June [1945];
Letter, Tanjoengselor, 4 May [1945];
Letter to G7 from A1 [Harrisson], 20 June [1945] asking for new boots;
Note: Boeng;
Letter, Long Lijrajangs, 2 January 1945;
Note from finance officer to Harrisson, 4 October 1945 regarding discontinued pay;
Letter, 27 December 1945 [Incomplete];
Scrap paper, spreadsheet;
Letter, Tandjoengselor, Long Berini;
Letter, 4 June [1945] regarding man under surveillance by C.P.O. Abeng Haje;
Report from P1, 22 June [1945];
Letter, 15 June 1945 [Incomplete] regarding Japanese arrival, sale of rice, itinerary;
Envelope from A Bolang to T. Harrisson, Toean Besar
Dutch letter card;
Message form from Bahau to Bawang;
Message form from Bahau to Lanuan;
Decoded signals to 9 Div, Harrisson, Lomg Beluyo, S.F., 4-31 October [1945];
Note from S.F. BBCAU, 8 October [1945];
Note to S.F., 26 September [1945] regarding getting Pensiangan Japanese to surrender;
Note from A1 [Harrisson], 8 June [1945] regarding weapons;
Report: Kokokoe, Jarakan, 28 August 1942;
Book: Oxford Pamphlets on Home Affairs - Britain's future population, 1943;
Fragment printed in [Japanese];
Message from W2 [Westley] to A1 [Harrisson] headed 5th Message from W2, 12 June 1945;
Message from W2 [Westley] to A1 [Harrisson] headed Message 5, 12 June 1945.