Liberation of Australian New Guinea

Date from 18 September 1943
Date to 08 August 1945
Place New Guinea
Category Campaign honour
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Campaign honour awarded for participation in the operations to clear the Japanese from the Australian-mandated territory of New Guinea. For no apparent reason, the honour does not encompass the Wau-Salamaua or Nadzab-Lae operations and there appears no consistency in the manner it was awarded to the units that participated in the Huon Peninsula operations.

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