Reports and correspondence regarding stores and supply

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.140
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 7
Object type Papers
Physical description 36 Image/s captured
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

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 and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file includes reports and correspondence regarding stores and supply between members of Semut 1 – Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Lt Jeffery Westley (code W2), Capt Eric Edmeades (code E1) and Cpl Igor Sterelny (code S6).
This file includes:
Note from S6 to A1 [Harrisson], 1 June 1945 reporting on stores, intelligence, recruits, and requesting stores;
Note from Wes to A1 [Harrisson], 1 June 1945;
List headed Z Cache, of arms and stores, 3 June [1945];
Messages reporting post air raid situation (160), smashed ATR and request for signaller (161), stores requests (162), Japanese numbers and supply and troop locations (169);
Message from H [arrisson], 10 June [1945] reporting clash with enemy near Pa Bradon, casualties and captures;
Decoded message from L8 to Tom [Harrisson] headed MUT 48 regarding airdrop at Bawang, 10 [June 1945];
Weekly Report - Padas Area from Rik to A1 [Harrisson], 30 [July] 1945, regarding Japanese casualties, disposition and sketch plan of Iburu drop zone.