Defence of Scarlet Beach

16 October 1943 - 28 October 1943

This battle honour was awarded to the units that successfully defeated a Japanese counter attack against Scarlet Beach. Attacking along a wide front, the main Japanese thrust was made between the Song and Siki Rivers, where groups broke through the Australian lines and reached the beach. The Japanese attack eventually failed andby the end of October 1943 the main force withdrew to Sattelberg, suffering heavy casualties.