Puriata River

24 January 1945 - 26 February 1945

This honour was awarded for the offensive patrolling operations that were part of the advance to the Puriata River, in Bougainville’s Southern Sector. The advance was along three axes: one battalion patrolling along the jungle tracks from the Tavera River to the Puriata; another battalion patrolling the tracks from Mosigetta to the Puriata; and a third battalion following the coast from Motupena Point to Toko.