This honour was awarded for the offensive patrolling operations that were part of the advance to the Puriata River, in Bougainville’s Southern Sector. The advance was along three axes: one battalion patrolling along the jungle tracks from the Tavera River to the Puriata; another battalion patrolling the tracks from Mosigetta to the Puriata; and a third battalion following the coast from Motupena Point to Toko.
CategoryBattle honours
Date from24 January 1945
Date to26 February 1945
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