Wallet 4 - Reports and correspondence between Major Tom Harrisson and members of Operation Semut 1

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2016.38.149
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 40
Object type Papers
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 and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This wallet mainly consists of reports and correspondence between Harrisson (A1) and members of Operation Semut 1.

This wallet includes:
- Reports and correspondence regarding stores and supply between members of Semut 1 – Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Lt Jeffery Westley (code W2), Capt Eric Edmeades (code E1) and Cpl Igor Sterelny (S6).
- Messages between 5 June and 26 June 1945 regarding reports and instructions on movements, Japanese locations, casualties, prisoners, communications and supplies
- Reports regarding personnel, Japanese movements and plans for attack between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1) Capt Eric Edmeades (code E1), WO Colin McPherson (codes M2 and M3), Capt Alfred Blondeel (B3), Cpl Charles Hardy (code H9) and Cpl Roland Griffiths-Marsh (code I8), Capt Eric Edmeades (code E1) and Lt Francis Leckie (code L2).