|Conflict||Second World War, 1939-1945|
|Date from||5 March 1945|
|Date to||7 March 1945|
This honour was awarded for participation in the offensive operations that led to the capture of a series of Japanese positions in the Waitavolo area, east of the Wulwut River, near Henry Reid Bay, part of Wide Bay, New Britain. With the capture of Waitavolo, major aggressive operations against the Japanese ceased, and the Australian campaign on the island was largely limited to patrolling across the Gazelle Peninsula.