"A fine warm day digging still. A quiet morning but in the afternoon, the Turks opened a terrific fire on our position. I got the Howitzers working again and after a time settled them and our men got a turn. At one time about 1000 of them moved towards the Australians and so got across our front. Our fellows let them have it, and as the Australians afterwards said "slaughtered them"....."
To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 170-171), edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.