"Quite hot today.  Young Parrington, one of my observers who sleeps close to me, got a bullet would on the side of his head last night while asleep.  A ricochet I think as we are not under direct fire.  I woke up thinking such a bullet had got me in the calf of my leg, but it was only a bite from some particularly venomous insect, which I couldn't find..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 224) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.