Lieutenant-Colonel Malone made one long journal entry covering events from the 9th of June 1915 until the 24th of July 1915. I have taken excerpts from it to cover this time period.
"...Edmund was wounded 3 or 4 days ago. A bomb exploded near him on Walkers Ridge position and drove a bullet thro' his leg above the knee. He will be alright. I must try and keep the diary going now day by day..."
To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (pages 236 to 241) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing. Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from Exisle Publishing.
This will be the last entry from Lieutenant-Colonel William G Malone's journal. We have been lucky enough to find a local journal, "In Memoriam", a record of the last 3 months in the life of Trooper William Dawbin, as written by his cousin Polly Burrough, which we will continue with from here on.