Correspondence S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B6)

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.214
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 26
Object type Papers
Physical description 58 Image/s captured
Maker 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 (SRD) and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file titled ‘B6’ consisting of notes and correspondence from S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B6) to Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1).
This file includes:
Note from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 22 May 1945 [forwarding on puzzling letter];
Note from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 22 May 1945 [Penghulu Palang Perri's request for a rifle];
Schedule of action, 3 May 1945;
List: Indigenous men, their age and issued rifle number;
Note from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 20 May 1945 [regarding perfect drop run, recovering paddy];
Stores Report, 19 May 1945;
Note from B6 to Tuan Aris, 15 May 1945;
Note from B6 to Tuan Aris, Balowit Kamong, 14 May 1945;
Note from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], Tuan Besar, 15 May 1945;
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 13 May 1945 [report on intelligence, Beliokoe preparations];
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 21 May 1945 [request for medical drop, presence of malaria and dysentery];
Note from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 16 May 1945 [regarding bombing of Malinae, Japanese movement];
Letter from B6, Balikoe Kampong, 13 May 1945 [regarding medical situation, track report];
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 9 May 1945 [regarding dire medical supplies, Japanese positioning];
Note from B6 to Doc, 15 May 1945 [forwarding on A1's [Harrisson's] instructions];
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 19 May 1945 [regarding successful store drops];
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 15 March 1945 [regarding Japanese numbers, returning men, budget];
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 12 April 1945 [regarding hidden food, forwarding a pass];
Note from B6 to Doc, 7 May 1945 [regarding children with Yaws];
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 22 April 1945 [regarding the arrival of two Poonans from Long Mukok];
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 10 April 1945 [regarding death of local girl, orders completed];
Note from B6, Pa Trap, 4 April 1945 [regarding men from Long Toiu with information];
Report: Children and adults present at Long Nawang, 29 April 1945;
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], Pa Boctal, 5 May 1945 [Situation update];
Spreadsheet: Malayan men who served for the Japanese;
Letter from B6 to A1 [Harrisson], 3 May 1945 [regarding A2, his HQ and letters and recruits].