9 September 1942

After Brigade Hill the Diggers set up a series of ambushes as they withdraw down the Track. They maintain their discipline and spring the ambushes as the Jap troops pursue them with each ambush setting up a killing ground, springing the trap and taking a heavy toll on the invaders, then dropping back through the next pre-set ambush site.

The ambushes deny the Japs access to the Track as the Australians continue to keep themselves between the invaders and Port Moresby.

The Australians lose 87 killed and 77 wounded during Battle for Brigade Hill. Many wounded Diggers have to be left in jungle as their mates can’t carry them and fight.