The sloop HMAS UNA, (CAPT H. R. Jackson, RN), and the French gunboat KERSAINT, arrived at Malekula to mount a punitive expedition against rebellious natives. During the operations seven police boys were killed, and eight natives. Forty per cent of UNA’s crew went down with malaria, including CAPT Jackson. CMDR W. Burrows, RN, was sent from Sydney to bring the vessel back to port.
AB Albert Knaggs, of HMAS AE2, (submarine), died of typhus while a POW at the Turkish POW Camp at Belemedik. He was the last of four AE2 men to die while POW’s of Turkey.