7 August 1942

Temp Co 39th Bn Maj Cameron decides to try to recapture Kokoda. Three companies to take part in the attack, carrying all the ammunition they can with three days emergency rations. To move off at first light the next day.

Back in Perth new CO Lt Col Ralph Honner has just one day with wife Marjory and his kids, then flies from Perth to Ceduna, to Parafield near Adelaide, to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville and then by Catalina to Moresby.