"...A quiet night, at 3 am all sections except ours made a demonstration fire. This morning, casualties on my post 1 man killed, 2 wounded by snipers. Saw Col Chauvel, as to requirements for post - sandbags, phones. Fine day. Bush King holding Devine Service on terrace just along side. Shrapnel bullet just came into my shelter - not into me.
To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 231-232) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.