21 October 1942

Jap defenders now back near Eora Creek village where they have prepared positions on the dominant ground overlooking the village and the valley.

Diggers lose two from 2/1st Battalion killed in action, Cpl Ron Rothery and Pte Ted Munday and the 2/2nd Battalion loses Pte David Fernance kia and Pte Tom Johnson who dies of wounds received in the earlier fighting.

At Eora the Japanese 144th Regiment’s 1 Company battle diary records it “suffered heavy losses from enemy’s attack and was almost annihilated”. Late in the day the Australian break through the Japanese left flank and force them to back down the Track.