Brigade HQ – BRONTE.

W/Lt A McI Smyth 1 RIrF posted this HQ as LO vice W/Lt JF Harrison 1 RIrF. Dispositions 38 Brigade as at Appendix 13.


1 RIrF.

Bttn enjoyed a well deserved rest. Nothing outstanding occurred during the day.

Fusilier George Roby, Royal Irish Fusiliers.


6 Innisks – MALETTO.

Bttn area is well wooded and affords a good measure of shade. The ground is covered with fine lava dust, which infiltrates everywhere especially near the area used by MT. Water for washing is available from wells in the area. Drinking water is brought by the water truck.

More cases of suspected malaria (average 2 or 3 a day), source believed to have been river valley occupied on 5th August and days following. Major Crocker rejoined from hospital.

British Military Authority (BMA) money declared legal tender in this theatre of war.


2 LIR.

Battalion rests all day and companies reorganise stores etc after the battle.

1400 RE (Royal Engineer) detachment clear mines in battalion area. Large belt of mines discovered across track leading from battalion area to the main Maletto-Randazzo road.