"...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.