"...Fine day.  The Turks made a determined attack upon 'Quinns Post'.  Exploded a mine, sapped up to our trenches, at the same time one of ours exploded in their trenches.  They made a dash immediately after the explosion, and got into part of the fire trench.  A counter attack recaptured the trench, 43 Turks being killed and 17 made prisoner.  A large number of Turks were killed and wounded outside our trenches.  Our casualties, about 190, only about 20 being killed..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 221) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.