"...Fine day. Things as usual. Went with Col Richardson, (NZ but on General Paris's staff) to beach to go off to Franconia for some things he wanted, a little holiday for me. We walked down but Franconia was taking the Australian Brigade back to ANZAC Cove. So we had a look round the supply and ordnance depot. I got a ball of string, 2 candles, 2 bamboo rods and some stationery. Met a Gen Elliot who was very nice an engineer, he is making a road round the beach. He was very nice and chatty but rather worried about his son, who is in front observing for the artillery. I discovered he had no periscope which is madness so I impressed on the General to get one or make one, and gave him a design..."
To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 192-198) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.