This honour was awarded for participation in the series of engagements along the Mivo River, in Bougainville’s Southern Sector. The honour includes the patrolling conducted by Australians across the Mivo River towards the Oamai River, and the defensive engagement fought by the Australians when the Japanese counter attacked their positions on the Mivo River, at Shishigatero and along Killen’s Track.
CategoryBattle honours
Date from2 July 1945
Date to9 July 1945
Related units
  • 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
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