Correspondence, reports on operation Semut 1 and decoded signals

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.209
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 23
Object type Papers
Physical description 70 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

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 reports on operation Semut 1, decoded signals and correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Lt Jeffery Westley (code W2), Fl/Lt Paul Bartram and members of the Australian 9th Division and the British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit (BBCAU).

This file contains:
Message to ‘All Stations’, 6 September 1945;
Letter from Blonde Beaut to Black bearded [monster], Ta Bawy, 30 October 1945 regarding supplies;
Decoded signal from H to S Force, 23 June [1945];
Note from Dick to Maj H [Harrisson], 30 [1945];
Decoded signal from HQ BBCAU to Paul, 26 October [1945];
Decoded signal from A1 to Bawang, Lg [Long] Beluyo, 26 October [1945];
Decoded signals from HQBBCAU/9 Div to Lt Bartram, 28 October [1945];
Letter from Rob (R.J. Young, QX14223) to Fred, 24 April 1945;
Letter [incomplete] from Sg. Benderson;
Letter from W.A. Makahanap, Long Berang, 12 June 1946;
Receipt: 5000 guilders, Group 'A' Adv HQ SRD, 7 September 1945;
Report: VI Semut 1, Tom H. [Harrisson], 25-29 June [1945];
Spreadsheet: Census, Long Berang, 2 July 1945;
Report: VI Semut 1, Tom H. [Harrisson], 25-29 June [1945]
Letter [incomplete] from W2 [Westley], 16 June 1945;
Message from H [Harrisson] to Semut IA, July [1945];
Message from Maj Harrisson to Semut I, July [1945];
Report: Commentary on Appended Map - Semut I, 9 July 1945;
Message from W1 [Westley] to A1, 14 June 1945 regarding Kapala: Campong, Lakam Lawia;
Envelope: Capt Ross, S.R.D., Labuan;
Report from Maj Harrison [Harrisson] to Capt Ross, Lawas, 18 July 1945 [list of store received];
Report from CO, Semut I to CO, 'A' Group, 23 July 1945 [objection of orders from HQ];
Message from Group 'A' HQ to Semut 1A, 17 July 1945.