Wallet 19 - Correspondence post war administration, hand over following the Japanese surrender, Semut I operatives requesting to stay and assist in the post war clean up

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2016.38.165
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 138
Object type Papers
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
Place made Borneo, Borneo, Borneo: North 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 I during the Second World War. This wallet includes records in relation to post war administration, hand over following the Japanese surrender and correspondence from Semut 1 agents requesting a preference to stay on in Borneo to assist in the post war clean up.

This wallet includes:
-Correspondence from Semut I agents requesting to continue working in Borneo, messages regarding Japanese surrender and weekly reports regarding supplies. Correspondence includes Maj Tom Harrisson, Cpl Allen Wheelhouse (code W7), Fl/Lt Paul Bartram, Sgt Walter Rippin, Captain Eric Edmeades, L/Cpl Charles Da Roza, Sgt William Nibbs, Sgt Harold Fredericks (code F7), Cpl Ronald Gibbs, Cpl Victor Rawling, Sig George Edlin and Lt Robert Pinkerton.
- Correspondence between members of the Semut 1 party mainly in the Trusan area of operation, including: Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Cpl Allen Wheelhouse, Cpl Ronald Gibbs, Sgt William Nibbs, Sgt Harold Fredericks (F7), Fl/Lt Paul Bartram, Lt Robert Pinkerton, Maj William Jinkins, Lt Colin Thornton and Col Godfrey Courtney.
- Correspondence regarding withdrawal, demobilisation and hand over to civil administration including payment and rewards to local soldiers. Correspondence includes Sig George Edlin, Cpl Allen Wheelhouse, Fl/Lt Paul Bartram, Sgt William Nibbs, Maj William Jinkins, Lt Francis Leckie and Cpl Igor Sterelny.