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

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.