Egan's Ridge-Hongorai Ford

Date from 13 May 1945
Date to 22 May 1945
Category Battle honours
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

This honour was awarded for participation in the offensive patrolling engagements leading to and the main assault across the Hongorai River, in Bougainville’s Southern Sector. Moving astride Buin Road, the Australians attacked on a two-battalion front: the 58th/59th Infantry Battalion crossed the Hongorai and cut the Aitara Track, while the 24th Battalion crossed the river at the Pororei Ford and occupied the high ground on Egan’s Ridge, heavily mined and booby trapped by the Japanese.