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.
"...The garrison is 900 men, and stays in 8 days and then goes out for 8 days rest. I stay on all the time. The Canterbury Battalion alternate with the Wellington Battalion and sometimes some Auckland or Otago men come in to make up numbers. After 5 continuous weeks work by me, the Brigadier said he would like me to take a rest. I said if I could go to Imbros all right, but that it would be no rest to go into a rest gully, and that I would sooner stay and work in the Post. He soon got General Birdwood's and General Godley's warm approval and away I went with Short my staff officer to Imbros..."
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.