"...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.
 

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