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.

"...Been busy right thro', too busy to write this up.  We soon got the upper hand of the Turk riflemen and bomb throwers, and have completely changed the position.  The Auckland and Canterbury Battalions which we relieved, went off as if they were leaving a death trap.  They were cowed, and dreaded being in the position..."

 

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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