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

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.