Records and photographs related to SRD training and a report by Capt E.A. Edmeades on the role of SRD activities

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.190
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 7
Object type Papers
Physical description 60 Image/s captured
Maker Edmeades, Eric Arthur
Harrisson, Tom Harnett
Place made Borneo
Date made 1945-1947
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 on Operation Semut I during the Second World War. This file includes records and photographs related to SRD training and a report by Capt E.A. Edmeades on the role of SRD activities.
This file includes:
Letter from Pip [Hume] c/o Anglo-Egyptian Oilfields Ltd Ras Gharib to Tom [Harrisson], 21 October 1947, enclosing 12 photographs labelled 'At Leyburn after a practice jump L. to R. Don Horsnell, Maj: Wooller, the back of Wally Carpenter, Bob Long, head of Cpl Griffiths, shoulder and left leg of Toby Carter, Bill Sochon and Ian McCallum; ''Leyburn - landing after a practice jump'; 'A stores drop at Leyburn'; 'Storpedoe after landing at Leyburn'; 'Leyburn - practice jump'; 'The beach at Mount Martha where Semut 111 did their training for a sea landing'; 'The 'Mohena' wreck on Fraser Island'; 'The 'Mohena' wreck on Fraser Island'; 'Fraser Island - Lake Mackenzie' 'The Jetty at Fraser Island' ; 'Alive' drop, using the dummy, at Leyburn'; 'Japanese Nambu 8 mm Service Automatic Pistol, Model Year 14. This is not a Luger, as so many people think'
British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit (BBCAU). Supplies Invoice Credit/Reimbursement Transaction [Goods supplied from C.A.O Marudi Supply Depot to Major Harrisson];
Envelope inscribed Foetsu Ho Gahho Long Saan;
Sketch map [by Hadden 6/41];
Report by Capt E.A. Edmeades headed Brief Report on some events in the Trusan and Padas Areas between April and September 1945 [describing SRD activities including role to harry Japanese in support of the 9th Australian Division, with handwritten edits];
Pages (3) with columns of bird observations [cover habitat, soft parts, food, locality, attitude, date, male/female, field notes];
Page handwritten in [Malay].