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The 35th Battalion

Private R. Armour, MM

Private R. Armour, MM.

From 28 September to 2 October 1943, this man acted as runner to his company during the operations at Timbala Bay in Vella Lavella. By his determination and courage under fire he was successful in bringing back information of the greatest importance. On one occasion, when unable to break through the enemy lines, he swam out to sea and round the enemy's flank, again under fire from enemy positions ashore, and although practically exhausted, succeeded in delivering his report. His courage and determination were an example to his fellow soldiers.

The following awards were made in recognition of long service.