9 October 1942

Near Efogi, patrols of 2/33rd find the unburied bodies of the Australians left as they lay after the Battle for Brigade Hill a month earlier. Bodies are found in trenches, in trees, in the jungle, most still with their weapons in their hands.

Burial parties start two days of recoveries, finding and burying 99 Diggers, including heroes of the battle, Bret Langridge, Claude Nye and Charlie McCallum. One Padre conducts 90 separate burial services.

The Japs have collected and buried their dead in large mass burial mounds, marked with a perimeter of jungle vines and a single large timber pole adorned with Japanese characters.