John Chalk

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Captain John Anderson Chalk (born 22 July 1916)[1] was an officer of the Papuan Infantry Battalion during the Second World War. He led the first ground attack on Papuan territory against Imperial Japanese forces which had landed at Buna and Gona.[2]


  1. ^ "WW2 Nominal Roll: John Anderson Chalk". Commonwealth of Australia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  2. ^ D. D. McNicoll (2007). "Forgotten heroes". The Australian. Retrieved 17 October 2011. [dead link]