25 November 1942

The Australians resume their ground attacks against the Japanese positions at Gona, with the 3rd Battalion assaulting from the south-west with new-found support from machine guns, mortars and 25-pounder artillery.

The Diggers break through in a number of places and advance around 50 metres but are again stymied by impenetrable bunkered strongpoints, expertly protected by interlacing fields of fire.

Heavy enemy fire forces the Diggers to break off the attack late in the afternoon with light casualties. Eight Australians die on the day but only one killed in action, the others die from earlier wounds or from illness.