|Collection type||Private Record|
|Title||Jackson, Harold W S (Lieutenant Colonel, MBE, ED, 3 Pw Contact and Enquiry Unit, AIF b: 1914) Contact and Enquiry Unit, AIF b: 1914|
|Measurement||3 boxes: 52 cms|
|Maker||Jackson, Henry Walter Samuel|
Jackson, Harold W S (Lieutenant Colonel, MBE, ED, 3 Pw Contact and Enquiry Unit, AIF b: 1914) Contact and Enquiry Unit, AIF b: 1914
Lieutenant Colonel Harold Jackson was Contact Officer (rank at the time was Major) in 3 Australian Prisoner of War Contact and Enquiry Unit and carried out the release and repatriation of POWs on Hainan Island and in Borneo where he retraced the Sandakan Ranau marches. His report (now held at the National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office as MP742/1 item 328/1/32) on the Sandakan death marches was tabled in Parliament and he was sent back to Borneo to make payments to the locals who helped the Australian POWs. The collection consists of an extensive collection of papers and reports documenting the search for missing and deceased POW's, both in Borneo and Hainan.