24 October 1942

Lt Colonel Paul Cullen leads his 2/1st Battalion across a bridge over Eora Creek in pre-dawn darkness to attack the Jap positions.

The Diggers sneak across the bridge under the noses of enemy sentries. When the Japs realise their mistake they sweep the positions with machine-gun fire from their log-reinforced weapons pits above the valley.

The Australians lose 10 killed in action, one is Pte Guy Manusu of 2/1st Battalion. His brother Alfred will die in the same battle three days later.