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									                          WORLD WAR II
                   BATTLE HONOURS AWARDED TO
                    AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY UNITS

                      40th INFANTRY BATTALION
                                     World War II

                                  Earned by 2/40 Inf Bn

                         South West Pacific 1942, Koepang




               2/40 INF BN                                  42 INF BN (AIF)


                      42nd INFANTRY BATTALION
                                     World War II

                                Earned by 42 Inf Bn (AIF)

         South West Pacific 1943-45, Mount Tambu, Tambu Bay, Komiatum,
            Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Mawaraka, Mivo Road



                   43/48th INFANTRY BATTALION
                                     World War II

                                  Earned by 2/43 Inf Bn

North Africa 1941-42, Defence of Tobruk, Defence of Alamein Line, Tell el Makh Khad,
   El Alamein, South West Pacific 1943-45, Lae-Nadzab, Busu River, Finschhafen,
              Defence of Scarlet Beach, Pabu, Borneo, Labuan, Beaufort


                                         Award

                                     Victoria Cross
                             PTE L T Starcevich (2/43 BN AIF)
                                         Borneo
                                      28 June 1945




               2/43 INF BN                                      2/48 INF BN




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                 43/48th INFANTRY BATTALION
                                   World War II

                                 Earned by 2/48 Inf Bn

  North Africa 1941-42, Defence of Tobruk, El Adem Road, The Salient 1941,
 Defence of Alamein Line, Tell el Eisa, El Alamein, South West Pacific 1943-45,
Lae-Nadzab, Finschhafen, Defence of Scarlet Beach, Sattelberg, Borneo, Tarakan


                                       Awards

                                 Victoria Cross
                          SGT W H Kibby (2/48 BN AIF)
                            El Alamein, North Africa
                                23 October 1942

                                Victoria Cross
                        PTE P E Gratwick (2/48 BN AIF)
                             Miteiriya Ridge, Egypt
                      25 October 1942 (posthumous award)


                    46th INFANTRY BATTALION
                                   World War II

                              Earned by 29/46 Inf Bn (AIF)

      South West Pacific 1943-45, Liberation of Australian New Guinea,
                         Gusika-Fortification Point

                                       Awards

                                 Victoria Cross
                          PTE S Gurney (2/48 BN AIF)
                                Tell el Eisa, Egypt
                        22 July 1942 (posthumous award)




         29/46 INF BN (AIF)                                  47 INF BN (AIF)


                    47th INFANTRY BATTALION
                                   World War II

                               Earned by 47 Inf Bn (AIF)

South West Pacific 1943-45, Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Tambu Bay,
                            Mawaraka, Mivo Ford



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         49th INFANTRY BATTALION
                       World War II

                  Earned by 49 Inf Bn (CMF)

South West Pacific 1942-43, Buna-Gona, Sanananda Road




49 INF BN (CMF)                                  31/51 INF BN (AIF)



         51st INFANTRY BATTALION
                       World War II

                  Earned by 31/51 Inf Bn (AIF)

South West Pacific 1943-45, Tsimba Ridge, Bonis-Porton,
         Liberation of Australian New Guinea



      55/53rd INFANTRY BATTALION
                       World War II

South West Pacific 1942-45, Buna-Gona, Sanananda Road,
         Liberation of Australian New Guinea


                  Earned by 53 Inf Bn (CMF)

South West Pacific 1942-45, Buna-Gona, Sanananda Road,
         Liberation of Australian New Guinea


                  Earned by 55 Inf Bn (CMF)

South West Pacific 1942-45, Buna-Gona, Sanananda Road,
         Liberation of Australian New Guinea


                  Earned by 55/53 Inf Bn (AIF)

              Buna-Gona, Sanananda Road




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              53 INF BN (CMF)




                                                               57/60 INF BN (AIF)




    55 INF BN (CMF) & 55/53 INF BN (AIF)


                     57/60th INFANTRY BATTALION
                                     World War II

                                Earned by 57/60 Inf Bn (AIF)

     South West Pacific 1943-45, Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Bogadjim,
Finisterres, Hongorai River, Commando Road, Hari River, Ogorata River, Mobiai River,
                                     Mivo River



                    58/32nd INFANTRY BATTALION
                                     World War II

 North Africa 1941-42, Defence of Tobruk, Defence of Alamein Line, Tell el Makh Khad,
             Sanyet el Miteirya, El Alamein, Defence of Scarlet Beach, Pabu,
          Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Borneo, Beaufort, Waitavolo,
                 Lae-Nadzab, Finschhafen, South West Pacific 1943-45


                                   Earned by 2/32 Inf Bn

 North Africa 1941-42, Defence of Tobruk, Defence of Alamein Line, Tell el Makh Khad,
             Sanyet el Miteirya, El Alamein, Defence of Scarlet Beach, Pabu,
         Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Borneo, Beaufort, Lae-Nadzab,
                        Finschhafen, South West Pacific 1943-45


                                Earned by 14/32 Inf Bn (AIF)

                         Waitavolo, South West Pacific 1943-45




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                2/32 INF BN




                                                                 58/59 INF BN (AIF)
             14/32 INF BN (AIF)


                    58/32nd INFANTRY BATTALION
                                       World War II

                                  Earned by 58/59 Inf Bn (AIF)

                 South West Pacific 1943-45, Bobdubi II, Komiatum,
      Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Finisterres, Barum, Hongorai River,
   Egan's Ridge-Hongorai Ford, Hari River, Ogorata River, Mobiai River, Mivo River



                        59th INFANTRY BATTALION
                                       World War II

                                  Earned by 58/59 Inf Bn (AIF)

                 South West Pacific 1943-45, Bobdubi II, Komiatum,
      Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Finisterres, Barum, Hongorai River,
   Egan's Ridge-Hongorai Ford, Hari River, Ogorata River, Mobiai River, Mivo River



                        61st INFANTRY BATTALION
                                       World War II

                                   Earned by 61 Inf Bn (AIF)

South West Pacific 1942-45, Milne Bay, Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Mosigetta,
                                    Puriata River




              61 INF BN (AIF)                                     62 INF BN (AIF)




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62nd INFANTRY BATTALION
        World War II

    Earned by 62 Inf Bn (AIF)

   South West Pacific 1942-44




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