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.
"...Good on the Wellington Battalion, my gallant men. They outshot and out bombed their opponents and in 8 days had obtained such superiority, that they had got all over the Turks. We recovered, regained the 50 yards of abandoned trench, and now one can walk from one end to the other of the front fire trench. The place has been scraped and cleaned and repaired, and put in order. We have been congratulated by Generals Birdwood, Godley and Lotbiniere and their anxiety is at an end. They were very nice to me..."
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.