8 July 1942

Capt Sam Templeton leads B Coy 39th from Uberi to Ioribaiwa Ridge. Two soldiers unfit to continue left at Uberi.

Jack Wilkinson writes: "Made Ioribaiwa. Had carrioers for our packs and just as well. Two long hills to climb. Missed out on tea as I was with last of troops. Had a job to get some of them to make it. Uncle Sam came back and helped me about half-way up last hill. Was carrying four rifles and three haversacks and had doubts about making it myself. Uncle Sa, insisted on carrying all of my gear as well as that of others."