Monthly Archives: September 1940

With the Rough Carpenters…in the comfort of the YMCA Marquee

29 Sept 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF Dear Mother We have just been dismissed for the day.  This morning for the first time in my life I attended a Roman Catholic church service.  There are … Continue reading

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No such luck as a show…15 September 1940

15th Sept TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF Dear Mother Being the Sabbath and having a little time to myself I cannot better employ it than in writing you and the youngster.  I wrote to May a … Continue reading

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You blokes were only soldiers….letter to ‘Bert’

11th Sept 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF Dear Bert Just a line from Blighty to let you know we’re still afloat. We had a great trip over on the Old Mary – she’s a wonderful … Continue reading

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5th Sept 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF 4 Dear Mother It seems that Thursday is ‘the day’ for us or at least for me – nearly all my mail has arrived on a Thursday and … Continue reading

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