"... Feeling a bit sick of trying to help big things a bit, I went in on a little scout by myself on our left. I took a rifle and slithered into the scrub, found several dead Turks about, poor devils, been there since 25 April. Not pleasant to look at. Some women are wondering about them and will weep. I will try and get them buried tonight. Unfortunately we cannot bury lots of our own poor chaps. We can see them here and there but it is almost certain death to go out to them..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 174-175), edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.