"...It is a relief to get in where war is being waged scientifically and where we are clear of the Australians.  They seem to swarm about our lines like flies.  I keep getting them sent out.  They are like masterless men, going their own ways.  I found one just now crawling like a big brown fly over my Bivouac.  I straightened him up, not a bad lad either I believe, but a 10ft road was not good enough for him, he wanted to walk or climb on a 6" ledge - strange!!..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 180-181) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.