Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
395 — Headquarters 3rd Division to Army Headquarters (Wellington)
Headquarters 3rd Division to Army Headquarters (Wellington)
All Japanese resistance in Vella Lavella eliminated. Total casualties in these operations only are:
|Killed in action||3||26|
The 14th Brigade Group in its first engagement acquitted itself splendidly.1
1 Later figures give the brigade's casualties as 3 officers, 28 other ranks killed, 1 officer died of wounds, 1 officer and 31 other ranks wounded.