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.

"...I got the skin knocked off my right cheek by the casing of a bullet, that came just past my head having struck an iron loop hole and on another occasion I was straightening up some wire entanglement and a bullet or bomb struck it and splashed my hands and face with small bits of casing.  I can now say I have actually shed blood!  A few drops.  Nothing like that from a razor cut!  I am a lucky one all the same..."

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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