Bumi River

Date from 23 September 1943
Date to 24 September 1943
Category Battle honours
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

The honour was awarded to the infantry units that participated in the advance to and fighting along the Bumi River. Following the successful landing at Scarlet Beach on 22 September 1943, the Australians quickly began moving south towards Finschhafen. Moving along the coast, they reached the Bumi River, near Kamloa, where they encountered prepared Japanese defences. Crossing the river further down stream, the Australians were able to outflank the Japanese and capture Snell’s Hill and Starvation Hill.

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