In another example, the war diaries refer to a Japanese machine gun (MG) positioned at a villa called Cash's Bungalow. The MG was firing on British and Canadian troops deploying along Island Road (now called Tai Tam Road) to attack the Tai Tam X-Roads. This MG was also used to fire on Canadian troops going up Notting Hill and Bridge Hill on the left flank of the attack. The actual MG position was found by the ruined garden-wall of Albert Cash's bungalow now an overgrown ruin hidden in the trees on a mound above the Tai Tam X-Roads. A large number of Japanese spent MG rounds were found at this location which one could see provided a clear line of fire along Island Road and the hills on the left flank of the British/Canadian advance. This helps brings history alive and helps unfold the story of the battle.
|Major General C. M. Maltby with Sir Mark Young in October 1941|