Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone, commanding officer of the Wellington Battalion of the recent Zealand Expeditionary strength at Gallipoli, is healthier recognized for his seize and heroic defence of Chunuk Bair on eight August 1915. A proficient chief of guys, he deliberate the motion together with his attribute sturdy feel and a spotlight to aspect. Chunuk Bair used to be held for 2 days ahead of being misplaced within the final of a sequence of livid counter-attacks. by way of then William Malone was once useless, and New Zealand had misplaced one in all its best officers.
It emerged later that Malone had left at the back of a close diary and numerous letters to relatives and associates. continuously wise and observant, Malone charts nearly day-by-day the occasions within the yr major as much as Chunuk Bair: his education for struggle, the learning camps, the voyage to Egypt, touchdown at Gallipoli, and existence at the peninsula in the course of the eventful few months from April to August 1915. well known for his imposition of tight self-discipline, Malone was once however a worrying and considerate chief of his males, consistently involved for his or her welfare. He additionally enjoyed his kin, and specifically his moment spouse Ida. His letters to her are one of the so much relocating during this publication, and his smooth difficulty for his or her younger kinfolk again domestic shines via. the tale of his older sons, 3 of whom additionally served within the nice struggle, varieties a part of the narrative too, a relations tale which maintains correct as much as 2012, whilst Malone’s great-great-grandson was once killed on lively carrier in Afghanistan.
John Crawford is the recent Zealand Defence strength Historian and has written on many facets of the heritage of the recent Zealand defense force and defence coverage. In 2007 he edited, with Ian McGibbon, Exisle’s enormous ebook, ‘New Zealand’s nice War’, and in 2008 he edited ‘The Devil’s personal conflict: the 1st global warfare Diary of Brigadier-General Herbert Hart’. He has additionally written ‘To struggle for the Empire: An Illustrated heritage of latest Zealand and the South African battle, 1899-1902’, and is at the moment writing a quantity for the coming near near First international struggle Centenary historical past sequence. He lives in Wellington.
Introduction: an entire and sundry life
1 announcing see you later and getting ready for warfare: New Zealand to Egypt, August–December 1914
2 ‘In the reason for the age’: On lively provider, Egypt, December 1914 to April 1915
3 ‘The international by no means observed greater males or braver’: Gallipoli: The touchdown and the fight for Walker’s Ridge, April–May 1915
4 ‘It was once hell’: the second one conflict of Krithia, may well 1915
5 ‘Steady battling work’: Courtney’s and Quinn’s Posts, June–July 1915
6 ‘My candle is all yet burnt out’: Ordeal on Chunuk Bair, August 1915
Postscript: Chunuk Bair, 5–8 August
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