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.

"...Imbros, or Mulberry Island, as I think of it, owing to that being the only fruit in season.  Huge trees, by the wayside, smothered with luscious fruit-common property.  It will not "carry", and is not picked except by the children and probably a few jam makers.  The Island is very hilly, but there are considerable areas of flat land, well cultivated - Grapes, figs, walnuts, pears, plums etc.  The people, blue eyed Greeks, lead the simple life, self contained, growing everything almost that they want..."

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.
 

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