Battle of Rabaul (World War 2, 23 January 1942 to 4 February 1942)

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Another of the futile and untenable attempts by the 8th Division (as a result of political direction) to defend isolated locations including Timor (Sparrow Force) Ambon (Gull Force) and New Britain (Lark Force), by spreading a limited number of troops too thinly across a wide frontage, resulting in the destruction of all of them

Names

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LYONS, Vincent

Service number VX24936
Private
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 May 1920

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FLOATE, Harry John

Service number VX42571
Private
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 10 Jul 1918

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NEWTON, Thomas Eric

Service number NX33388
Private
8th Divisional Supply Column (AASC)
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 7 May 1913

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HARCOURT, Robert Thomas

Service number VX19987
Private
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Sep 1900

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HENRY, Lennox Douglas

Service number VX38976
Lieutenant
2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 11 Jun 1914

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LYONS, Leslie James

Service number NX60128
Gunner
17th Anti Tank Battery
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Apr 1910