25 October 1942

During the night Diggers dig a machine-gun and mortar emplacement on the ridge overlooking Eora Creek, aiming to bring fire on the Japanese positions opposite.

But at dawn they realise they are visible to the enemy who immediately drop a high-explosive shell on to the gun pit wounding several Australians. Clearly, the Japs had accurately ranged the position in anticipation of the Australian advance.

While the Australians seek an alternative position, the Japs fire their mortars unimpeded from the top of the spur into the valley.