This honour was awarded for participation in the offensive patrolling engagements that led to the successful advance from the Puriata River and Dawe’s Creek to the Hongorai River, in Bougainville’s Southern Sector. Advancing along two axes, along Buin and Commando Roads, the Australians reached Hongorai River, an “intermediate objective” on their way to Hari River.
CategoryBattle honours
Date from17 April 1945
Date to7 May 1945
Related units
  • 2/4 Armoured Regiment
  • 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 58/59th Australian Infantry Battalion