15 August 1942

While the 2/14th waits at southern end of Track for its supply line to be completed, the 39th starts to dig in at Isurava establishing a defensive position there under command of Major Alan Cameron. Salvo Officer Albert Moore take sphotos of his 2/14th troops at Uberi as they wait. Of the five officers in this photo, only one, Lindsay Mason, in the centre, will return alive.

Meanwhile, the 39th's new CO, Lt Col Ralph Honner, is hurrying up the Track aiming to join his new men at Isurava.