Sunday August 24th was a hot day and the soldiers of the Adelaide Rifle Company were awoken by a thunderous barrage of artillery fire which to their relief it was directed not at them but far to the north around Port Adelaide. The men Sergeant Bruce's section had slept in position behind their fortifications overnight and had tea and breakfast brought up to them from the Rifle Company's bivouac. They enjoyed their repast and took up their places at the palisade in the blazing sun. They discussed what could be occurring at the Port from where the sound of battle emanated and were relieved no 'Ruskies' appeared to be interested in them. Two Privates, Rawlinson and Benjamin even played eye spy as they wiled away the time. The men became restless as the day passed and the time of their relief approached, they all anxious to get back to camp and the shade.