"...It rained last night, and this morning up to 1pm. Oh! The mud in our gully. Still we are cheerful. I got my kit, which had been landed from the Itonus and had a sailor's delight - slept in pyjamas on my stretcher, with plenty of blankets. What sybarite, I! Orders to go and view the Australian position, with other C.O.s. A heavy, muddy, climbing, trench squeezing job. Saw the Turks trenches which in some places are only 15 yards away. The countryside is one mass of trenches tier upon tier. I saw lots of dead Turks..."
To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 204 to 205) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.