"...Sunday - Back from picquett [sic]. Fixed up my bivvy some more - levelled and paved and squared and straightened up generally. Then to my delight another letter from Mater, March 15th and then later on still another, April 1st. It seemed to pour letters. The last was I am pretty sure the last from NZ. She was leaving in 3 or 4 days for Wellington and then for England. She will be in England now. I hope she got my letters and what not, on her arrival, and was welcomed by her and my relations. I have passed the day looking at her photos and reading and re-reading her letters.
To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 205 to 206) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.