"...Wrote a long letter yesterday to Major Sandford the only man in New Zealand who has troubled to send me any news.  I got interested and gave him quite a long account of the Wellington Battalion doings, as a return for his goodness in writing.  I do wish I could get my NZ mail it must be somewhere.  It is too bad the neglect of the authorities.  We shall be glad to get back to the firing line.  A spell is very nice, but we have had it, and are getting tired of doing nothing..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 198) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.