"...Details taking over Quinns Post settled. We start on 9th. Some 250 reinforcements have arrived for my battalion, and will thus make it up to full strength. A bit of a job in incorporating them at this juncture. General Godley called to see me and had a chat. Sent Cunningham up to see Quinn's Post. He reports it as in filthy unsanitary condition. I went and saw Robert Young the O/C and gave him notice that I will not take over unless it is thoroughly cleaned up..."
To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 232) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.