"...We had a comparatively quiet night.  There were spasmodic outbreaks of heavy firing, but no determined attack.  Still sleep was almost out of the question.  At 3 am we stood to arms, knocking off at 5 am, having been knocked off during the night at 10 pm.  We started relieving the Australian 4th Brigade yesterday.  I am to command what is known as 'Courtneys Post', and will be under Col Chauvel..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 225) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.