29 October 1942

Australians enter Jap positions above Eora Creek and find them abandoned. They count 69 enemy dead, mostly emaciated and without food, except for fish paste.

The sophistication of the Jap positions surprise the Australians. Weapons pits and trenches radiate about 100 metres across from a central ‘keep’. The Diggers recover extensive intelligence records and a substantial collection of mortars, machine guns, rifles and ammunition.

About 124 Australians were killed or died of their wounds during the battles for Templeton’s Crossing and Eora Creek. At least that many have been wounded.