Wallet 5 - Reconnaissance, patrolling, Japanese movements, arms for Indigenous soldiers and administration of prisoners of war

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2016.38.150
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 3
Object type Papers
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
Place made Borneo
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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 wallet includes reports and correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1) and members of Operation Semut 1.

This wallet includes:
- Intelligence reports regarding Japanese movements, arms for Indigenous soldiers and administration of prisoners of war. File also includes correspondence between Harrisson (code A1) and Captain Eric Edmeades (code E1), WO Colin McPherson (code M1), Lt Jeffery Westley (code W3), Cpl Roland Griffiths-Marsh (code I6 and I8), Lt Francis Leckie (code L2), Cpl Igor Sterelny (code S6), Capt Alfred Blondeel (code B3), WO Bertram Charles Long (code L7), Sgt Roy Dawson (code D7), Sgt Charles Frederick Sanderson, Capt Eric Edmeades (code E1), Lieutenant Robert Pinkerton (P1) and Capt Gordon Richter (“Rick” code R1 and R3).
- Reports and correspondence between Harrisson (A1), Cpl Charles Hardy (code H9), Lieutenant Robert Pinkerton (code P1), Capt Alfred George Blondeel (code B3), Lt Jeffery Westley (code W3), S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B6), Captain Eric Edmeades (code E1), Capt Gordon Richter (code R3), Sergeant Frank Wigzell (code Y9) WOI Roderick Cusack (code C4), Sgt Charles Frederick Sanderson (code S3), WO Colin McPherson (code M1) and Lt Francis Leckie (code L2).
- Reports and correspondence regarding patrolling and reconnaissance. Collection includes correspondence from Sgt Charles Frederick Sanderson (code S3), Capt Alfred Blondeel (code B2 and B3), Francis Leckie (code L1 and L2), Cpl Charles Hardy (code H9), Lt Jeffery Westley (code W3) and WOI Roderick Cusack (code C3 and C4).