"...There is an English battery about 600 yards just behind us and they had 3 premature shell bursts, we got the pieces of shell and shrapnel bullets.  I went down and told them they were very rude, and that if they shot us up any more we should have to shoot back!  We expect Turkish shells to annoy us but expect our own to go over and not into us...."

"...We have just got word that a NZ mail bag arrived.  Hurrah!  I shall enjoy a letter from Mater.  My HOME is nice and dry and straight now and it will be a luxury.  I am thinking of taking off my clothes tonight.  Ever since we disembarked I have slept in my clothes - 18 days!..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 187-188) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.
 

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