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.

"...Back to Quinn's Post on Tuesday morning.  On the whole glad to be back.  Found a welcome letter from Mater awaiting me.  Visited by Captain Bean, Australian war correspondent, Mr Nevinson, English provincial war correspondent, Mr Ross, NZ war correspondent.  I liked Nevinson, especially Bean, seemed Australian or 1/2 so.  Ross, nondescript.  On another day Ashmead Bartlett the English war correspondent came with the others, and actually cinematographed part of the post, at back, taking in the terraces, and the me at work etc.  Then I took him into the fire trench and he took some more pictures.  He seemed a bit swollen headed, and full of his own importance.  I gave him a couple of thrills, but taking him into places open to Turk fire at about 300 yards range, and then pointing out to him the Turks trenches..."

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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