|Date from||20 February 1942|
|Date to||23 February 1942|
|Unit||2/40th Australian Infantry Battalion|
Second World War, 1939-1945
This honour was awarded for the defence of Koepang, the administrative centre of Dutch Timor, and subsequent fighting. The Australians in Dutch Timor were part of Sparrow Force and fought alongside Dutch troops against the invading Japanese. The battle honour is unique to the 2/40th Infantry Battalion.