|Conflict||Second World War, 1939-1945|
|Date from||8 March 1942|
|Date to||26 February 1943|
Awarded for participation in operations in the vicinity of the mining town of Wau in New Guinea. The honour encompasses both the harassment of the Japanese advancing from Salamaua to Mubo in early 1942, and the subsequent successful defence of Wau in early 1943.