15 October 1942

Brigadier Ken Eather establishes 25th Brigade HQ at the Myola dry lakes, east of Kagi village on the Track. It has become the central supply dropping point for the Australian advance.

The 3rd Battalion is in the vanguard of the advance, battling the Japanese delaying force at Templeton’s Crossing along with the 2/25th and 2/33rd Battalions.

Fighting is sporadic during the day and only one Digger is killed in action, Queenslander Private David Walker from the 2/25th.