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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



                                           2
         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




                               3
              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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Description: World War II (abbreviated WWII). September 1, 1939 -1 945 years on August 15, to Germany, Italy, Japan and France Axis (and Finland, Hungary, Romania and other countries) as a party to the anti-fascist alliance and the world anti-fascist forces, on the other for the second time on a global scale war. From Europe to Asia, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, there have been 61 countries and regions, more than 2.0 billion population is involved in the war, combat regional area of 2200 square km. According to incomplete statistics, war, soldiers and civilians were killed or injured more than 9,000 million people, 4 more than one trillion U.S. dollars down the drain. End of World War II the United States, Soviet Union, China, Britain and other countries and peoples of the world anti-fascist victory over the fascist invaders win the world peace and progress to an end.