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
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use

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.