"...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.