This honour was awarded for participation in the defensive engagement at Katika and the Siki Cove area, Scarlet Beach, on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea. Following the Australian amphibious landing at Scarlet Beach, the Japanese counter-attacked and penetrated parts of the Australian line but were defeated after several days of fighting.
CategoryBattle honours
Date from18 October 1943
Date to22 October 1943
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