Civilian administration including medical papers

Accession Number AWM2017.7.178
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 15
Object type Papers
Physical description 219 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 (SRD) and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. The file includes papers regarding medical issues, local collaboration with the Japanese and civilian administration. Correspondence includes: Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Major Ian McCallum VX63314, Major Rex Blow QX4648, WOII Herbert Hirst (code H1) and Jonathan “Jack” Tredrea (code T6).
This file includes:
Page 91-92 from book ‘This war against Japan’;
Note in Malay headed Retnan PW and I Reception Camp Labuan;
List of stores;
Note from Major Harrisson, Lawas, headed Comment on Abdul Rahman, 20 October 1945 and identical copy
Note headed Lawas – from Major Harrisson to Captain Webb, District Officer Lawas, 10 October 1945 [regarding dealing with collaboration of Abang Haji];
Note from Major Harrisson headed Comment on Abang Haj , 20 October 1945;
Note from Major Harrisson, headed Lawas - Comment on Thomas Koh and identical copy 20 October 1945;
Small brown envelope stamped Australian Red Cross Society;
Letter from Macaurog Arumpac, Malabang, Lanao to Major Rex Blow, 20 May 1945 [regarding his care and assistance to the Regiment];
Letter form from H1 [Hirst] to A1 [Harrisson], Loembis, headed ‘Appl for Commission’, 3 September 1946 [regarding applying for promotion to Lieutenant];
Letter form from H1 [Hirst] to A1 [Harrisson], Loembis, headed ‘Views on Continuing with Unit in Borneo’, 3 September 1946 [regarding taking part in post war reconstruction but ensuring his job as a school teacher in Queensland is held];
Papers headed Report of out-patient per diem and Report of in-patient per diem, dating from 19 August to 15 September 1945;
Note headed ‘Balance of stock’;
Papers headed Reports of in-patients per diem and Records of out-patients per diem dating from 6 August to 18 August 1945;
Papers headed Daily Sick Report and identical copy, dating from 3 July to 3 August 1945;
Papers headed Record of Sick Per Diem dating from 4 August to 5 August 1945;
List headed Hospital Supplies, 4 August 1945;
Note from T6 [Tredrea] headed Report on Patrol from 27th to 3rd.