Torres Strait Islander (Saibai Island)
Pioneer Company, Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
Medals and awards
War Medal 1939-45
Australia Service Medal 1939-45
Awati Mau, from Saibai Island, joined the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion at age 16 in 1943 and was attached to the battalion’s Pioneer Company, undertaking defence construction and building tasks throughout the iTorres Strait islands.