4 September 1942

The main body of Diggers now back to Myola, fighting a rearguard guerrilla action all the way, setting up ambushes, springing them as the Japanese advance into them and then falling back down Track through the next ambush previously set by their comrades, who spring it in turn as the enemy reach them.

The first two companies of 2/27th Battalion arrive at Kagi but are barely settled in when Potts orders them to drop back to set up a defensive position on what will become known as Mission Ridge, south of Efogi village.

Ralph Honner’s depleted 39th Battalion reached Mission Ridge before the 2/27th troops and set up a defensive perimeter there.