20 October 1942

In heavy fighting the 2/2nd the Australians work their way around the Jap positions at Templeton's Crossing and break through their perimeter on the high ground, led by the 2/2nd Battalion. Casualties are high on both sides, with 24 Diggers killed in action, 22 of them from the 2/2nd Battalion.

The Japanese are forced to withdraw back down the Track to prepared positions at Eora Creek where the fighting continues.