In 2009 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army was notified of a discovery of remains by a construction company excavating pumice near Kokopo, East New Britain.
World War Two: Papua and New Guinea
There are over 2000 Australian Servicemen who remain unaccounted for in Papua New Guinea from World War Two. Unrecovered War Casualties – Army works tirelessly to locate these soldiers and commemorate them appropriately.
In July 2011 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army travelled to Eora Creek, Papua New Guinea after claims in the media that the remains of an Australian Serviceman had been located by locals and a trekking company.
In July 2008 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army travelled to Papua New Guinea to investigate the cases of several sets of unidentified human remains believed to be Australian soldiers.
In 2010 Unrecovered War Casualties – Army assisted the Papua New Guinea Defence Force in identifying three Papua New Guinea Soldiers who were killed in Bougainville during the unrest in 1997.