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

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].