Correspondence, reports on operation Semut 1 and decoded signals

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.209
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 23
Object type Papers
Physical description 70 Image/s captured
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
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 (SRD) and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file includes reports on operation Semut 1, decoded signals and correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Lt Jeffery Westley (code W2), Fl/Lt Paul Bartram and members of the Australian 9th Division and the British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit (BBCAU).

This file contains:
Message to ‘All Stations’, 6 September 1945;
Letter from Blonde Beaut to Black bearded [monster], Ta Bawy, 30 October 1945 regarding supplies;
Decoded signal from H to S Force, 23 June [1945];
Note from Dick to Maj H [Harrisson], 30 [1945];
Decoded signal from HQ BBCAU to Paul, 26 October [1945];
Decoded signal from A1 to Bawang, Lg [Long] Beluyo, 26 October [1945];
Decoded signals from HQBBCAU/9 Div to Lt Bartram, 28 October [1945];
Letter from Rob (R.J. Young, QX14223) to Fred, 24 April 1945;
Letter [incomplete] from Sg. Benderson;
Letter from W.A. Makahanap, Long Berang, 12 June 1946;
Receipt: 5000 guilders, Group 'A' Adv HQ SRD, 7 September 1945;
Report: VI Semut 1, Tom H. [Harrisson], 25-29 June [1945];
Spreadsheet: Census, Long Berang, 2 July 1945;
Report: VI Semut 1, Tom H. [Harrisson], 25-29 June [1945]
Letter [incomplete] from W2 [Westley], 16 June 1945;
Message from H [Harrisson] to Semut IA, July [1945];
Message from Maj Harrisson to Semut I, July [1945];
Report: Commentary on Appended Map - Semut I, 9 July 1945;
Message from W1 [Westley] to A1, 14 June 1945 regarding Kapala: Campong, Lakam Lawia;
Envelope: Capt Ross, S.R.D., Labuan;
Report from Maj Harrison [Harrisson] to Capt Ross, Lawas, 18 July 1945 [list of store received];
Report from CO, Semut I to CO, 'A' Group, 23 July 1945 [objection of orders from HQ];
Message from Group 'A' HQ to Semut 1A, 17 July 1945.