Wallet 9 - Maps, reports and correspondence regarding the Japanese surrender and the transition and handover to civil administration

Place Asia: Borneo, Sarawak
Accession Number AWM2016.38.154
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 53
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 includes maps, reports and correspondence regarding the Japanese surrender and the transition and handover to civil administration. Correspondence includes Maj. Tom Harrisson (code A1), members of Operation Semut I, members of the British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit (BBCAU) and the Australian 9th Division.

This wallet includes:

- Reports, orders, maps, financial statements and a memorial for Donald Hudden. Correspondence includes Maj. Tom Harrisson (code A1) Cpl Igor Sterelny (code S6) and Capt Alfred Blondeel (code B2).
- Maps of the Layout of Bareo [Bario]. The village, located in the centre of the Kelabit Highlands in Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia was used as Semut 1 Headquarters during the Second World War.
- Reports and orders mainly relating to the SRD handover to civil administration and work of the British Borneo Civil Administration Unit (BBCAU) in the Long Nawan and Bareo area during September and October 1945.