29 August 1942

Intense fighting at Isurava. Japs crack Aust defences & threaten battalion HQ. Diggers hastily mount a counter-attack.

As Japs are poised to drive through the defensive gap to capture Aust HQ, Private Bruce Kingsbury charges at them, firing his Bren machine gun from the hip, and sends them fleeing back in the jungle.

Bruce Kingsbury is killed by a sniper immediately after as he reloads. He will later be awarded the only VC awarded in the Kokoda Campaign.