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.

"...We have made roads to the top of the hill at the back so that we can counter attack.  Fire positions have been fixed for the supporting troops and in less than a minute we can sheet the hillcrest with lead from 200 rifles, the men being side by side in lines under their NCO's and officers.  I got 2 machine guns mounted to sweep 1/2 of our front which before had to depend on some 50 rifles to stop the Turks who had only some 15 yards to cross to get from their trench to ours.  Above all the men are inspired with the conviction that they have superiority over the Turks and are getting a fair run for their lives.  We have so wrecked and racked the Turks trenches, that they now have the 'dread' and have almost abandoned their front trenches opposite..."

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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