Malone, William George (Lieutenant-Colonel), 1859-1915 : Diaries and letters
Collection comprises detailed diaries and letter books containing comments on troops and tactics in training at the Awapuni Camp and in Wellington. Describes voyage to Egypt aboard the transport ship `Arawa'. Describes training in Egypt at Zeitoun and fighting during the Turkish campaign in Suez and Gallipoli. Diaries span one full year, 6 August 1914 - 6 August 1915. Letter books include many detailed letters home to his wife, Ida Malone and other family members. The Wellington Battalion landed on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April 1915. Malone was post commander at Courtney's Post and Quinn's Post between June and August 1915. The Wellington Battalion seized Chunk Bair on 8 August 1915.
Publication - Published as No better death: the great war diaries and letters of William G Malone : edited by John Crawford with Peter Cooke. (Auckland : Reed Books, 2005)
Source of title - Supplied by Library
Lieut Colonel Malone commander of 1st Wellington Battalion sailed for Egypt, 1914, fought at Suez and then at Gallipoli, 1915. Fought in the Second Battle of Krithia, May 1915. Post commander at Courtney's Post and Quinn's Post between Jun - Aug 1915. Killed at Chunuk Bair on 8 Aug 1915. Serial number: 10/1039.
Quantity: 13 volume(s). 1 folder(s). 0.40 Linear Metres.
Physical Description: Holographs, carbon copy pages
Provenance: Donor/Lender/Vendor - Donated by E P Malone, Masterton (Acc 88-260); Dr J Malone, Wellington, Jan 2013 (A2013-041)
Alternative form available: Typed transcripts at MS-Papers-2198. Electronic transcripts available at MS-Group-1497.
Access restrictions: No access restrictions
There are 14 items in total.
Format: 13 volume(s), 1 folder(s), 0.40 Linear Metres, Diaries, Manuscripts, Holographs, carbon copy pagesSee original record