Pacific Commandos: New Zealanders and Fijians in Action. A history of Southern Independent Commando and First Commando Fiji Guerrillas
The following awards were granted to members of First Commando Fiji Guerrillas for "gallant and distinguished services in the South West Pacific"—
Major C. W. H. Tripp, Distinguished Service Order, American Silver Star, New Zealand.
Captain D. E. Williams, Military Cross, American Silver Star, New Zealand.
Second-Lieutenant R. Taylor, Member of the British Empire, New Zealand.
Sergeant N. B. MacKenzie, American Legion of Merit, New Zealand.
Sergeant F. E. Williams, American Silver Star, New Zealand. Sergeant Jione Inukiha' agana, Military Medal, American Silver Star. Tonga.
Private Simote Vea Mahe, Military Medal, American Silver.
Private Selesitino Lewabau, Military Medal, Fiji.
Corporal Sailasa, America Silver Star, Fiji.
Mentioned In Despatches:—
- Sergeant S. I. Heckler, New Zealand.
- Sergeant K. W. Dane, New Zealand.
- Sergeant N. B. MacKenzie, New Zealand.
- Corporal W. F. Ashby, New Zealand.
- Corporal V. D. Skilling, New Zealand.
- Corporal J. C Bright, New Zealand. Sergeant Jione Ma'aji, Tonga.
- Lance-Corporal Jiobe Tafa, Tonga.
- Private Tevita Ta'aga, Tonga.
- Sergeant A. E. Kennard, Fiji.
- Sergeant Jope Naucabalavu, Fiji,
- Lance-Corporal Manasa Leva, Fiji.page 155
- Lance-Corporal Iowani Naqarnu, Fiji.
- Private Petero Tuivuna, Fiji.
- Private Epi Mau, Fiji
- Private Peni Tavori, Fiji.
- Private Kelemedi Lewenigusu, Fiji.
- Private Paula Tauvoli, Fiji.
- Private Suliano Tilakoro, Fiji.
- Private Aporosa Botaira, Fiji.