Correspondence S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B5)

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.210
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 16
Object type Papers
Physical description 70 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 (SRD) and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file is titled 'B5' and includes correspondence between S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B5) and Harrisson (code A1).
File includes:
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 12 April 1945 [day two of trip];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 16 April 1945 [day six of trip];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 30 April 1945 [regarding Japanese celebrations at Lawas];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 5 May 1945 [regarding trip, Japanese];
Sketch: Long Lelang;
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 17 May 1945 [update on trip];
Letter [from B5] to A1 [Harrisson], Pa Brayon, 7 May 1945 [regarding Juan boys trained as Japanese soldiers];
Letter and map from B5, Pa Tengor, 8 May 1945 regarding Moulie;
Letter and report [from B5], Pa Leoping, 10 May 1945 [regarding Lawas Trip];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 13 May 1945;
Letter [from B5] to A1 [Harrisson], 13 May 1945 [regarding murder of US airmen];
Note from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], Ulu Trusan, 12 May 1945 [request for weapons];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 18 May 1945 [regarding working with a pro-British Tagal];
List: informants, from B5;
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 19 May 1945 [track notes, map, weapons update, fight for information];
Letter from B5 [incomplete] [regarding bombing of Burnei, interrogations].