Correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1) and members of the Semut 1 party

Accession Number AWM2017.7.139
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 15
Object type Papers
Physical description 34 Image/s captured
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
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 1 during the Second World War. This file includes correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1) and members of the Semut 1 party: WO Colin McPherson (codes M2 and M3), Francis Leckie (code L2) and Eric Edmeades (codes E1, E2 and E3).
This file includes:
Letter from A1 [Harrisson] to A2, 29 May [1945];
Note to Tom [Harrisson], 18 May [1945];
Note from L9 to A1 [Harrisson], 19 regarding Australians landed at Weston;
Note, from Long Berini to L.Pg., 11 March [1945];
Note 21 June 1945;
Note from T5 to A1 [Harrisson], Tuan Ubat, Balikoe, 5 June 1945 regarding paying wages;
Fragment of personal letter from 'Kay' in Queensland;
Letter to A1 from E3, copy of note from M3 [McPherson], report on coastline around Weston 22 June [1945];
Letter from L2 [Leckie] to A1 [Harrisson], 19 June 1945 regarding equipping locals with guns to hold off attacks;
Letter from Paul Baker to Harrisson, Melbourne, 9 June 1945;
Letter to A1 from M1 [McPherson], examining Japanese equipment, heavy bombing 19 June [1945];
Note to A1 from E1[Edmeades], re: cloth, clothes and shot guns from C.P.O.'s house 22 June [1945];
Note from E1 [Edmeades] to A1 [Harrisson], 22 June [1945] [regarding cloth, clothes, shot guns from C.P.O.'s house];
Note from E1 [Edmeades] to A1 [Harrisson], 22 June [1945] [regarding the arrival of Liau Khoon Bee, prisoner, from Trusan];
Letter from M2 to E2, 17 June [1945] requesting urgent reinforcements and money.