Wallet 17 - Operational messages covering the period of the Japanese surrender including continued fighting post surrender

Accession Number AWM2016.38.163
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 4
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 (SRD) and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This wallet consists of messages covering the period of the Japanese surrender including continued fighting post surrender and a message regarding the birth of George Edlin’s son.

This wallet includes:
-Messages in - out daily - Operational messages dating from 30 August to 19 September 1945;
-Operational messages dating from 29 July to 1 October 1945;
-Operational messages dating from 30 August to 30 September 1945;
-Operational messages dating from 1 August to 28 September 1945.