19 August 1942

Six Diggers reach the 39th's Isurava position, making their way through the forward defenders, after having been cut off for more than two weeks.

Bill Hourigan, in the forward listening post at Isurava, comes in to warn that an enemy patrol is on the Track. He bravely returns to his post but is killed almost immediately in a clash wi the Jap patrol. The Diggers push back the patrol. Section leader Len Murrellgoes out under fire and carries back Bill Hourigan's body in his arms.

Padre Nobby Earl comes forward and buries Bill beside the Track.