Author Archives: felicityh54

No need for a milkman when the other three men are away!?

  PS – Did you get the anniversary edition of the Griffin I sent about a month ago                           16/ 7/ 44 Dear Mother & Dad Received a … Continue reading

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Except for a couple that nearly drowned they’re all pretty right.

                              6/7/44 Dear Mother & Dad Had a letter from you today – made good reading too – quite a few interesting tit bits.  Glad to … Continue reading

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Fishing with grenades… and a powerful brew of vaccines

                      20/6/44 Dear Mother & Dad Received your welcome letter of the 13th today – am glad to hear that the colds are on the mend and you’re all happy.  … Continue reading

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Serious drinking indulged in by all, despite a brewery strike

                                      9/ 6/ 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of Sunday arrived yesterday along with one from Ivy and another … Continue reading

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Next deployment… whenever it is, it’ll be too soon (2 letters)

    1st June 44 Dear Youngster Got quite a healthy bunch of letters when we arrived back in camp last night after a three day stunt – four in all.  Yours, dad’s, & one each from Marie & Jack … Continue reading

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Despondent but determined “I think I might as well carry on”

                                21st May 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter arrived on Thursday along with one from E.A.Mc. – and read together made very … Continue reading

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Politics, pubs and old hands’ translation of AIF

                                        TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Australia 10th May 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the … Continue reading

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