Monthly Archives: August 1940

Sending a wire June – August 1940

Four  telegrams 1.  I assume this one was sent from the ship.  It is sent via ‘GLT’ rather than ‘EFT’ which is the method for all others.   The Hobart date stamp shows 15 June 40.  The lodgement advice shows it originated … Continue reading

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Mail, Misdemeanours and English hospitality August 1940

7th August 1940 TX1004 Private Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF United Kingdom Dear Mother I received my first Australian mail yesterday and today.  Yesterday I had a letter from youngster written from Sydney on the 6th June and today … Continue reading

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