8 August 1942

Second Battle of Kokoda: D Coy moves off to secure right flank at Kokoda; A Coy attacks along little-used track to plateau; C Coy attacks down main Track.

D Coy meets strong resistance and is held up near Pirivi village; A Coy routs Japanese defenders on Plateau and takes up defensive positions there; C Coy confronted by concealed machine guns, loses its commander and drops back to secure Deniki.