"...Stood to arms at 3am.  Later Col Johnston complained about want of obedience to orders.  Went and had it out with him.  He withdrew his complaint and apologized.  Had a good talk with him.  His heart is all right but Temperley, I feel sure is a "poisonous" sneak.  I asked Col Johnston to carpet me every time he got any complaint and so hear the other side.  He said he would.  He admitted that I and my Battalion had worked hard and had turned out to be the most solid Battalion in his Brigade.  The air is cleared..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 203 to 204) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.