Author Archives: felicityh54

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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The old hands are certainly browned off : a joyless journey north

                        TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Aust 5/ 5/ 44 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you both happy and well and … Continue reading

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Extended leave about to end… two letters from Melbourne

                              23rd April 44 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you both happy & well as we are here.  Ivy seems … Continue reading

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Last letter from Moresby and one from friends in Brisbane: different views on rationing

                      TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion 29th Jany 44 Dear Mother & Dad It’s raining like fever(?) here so being restricted to the tent will endeavour to write some … Continue reading

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Testing the Manpower Regs: work at the Zinc Works beckons (2 letters)

              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 16th Jany 44 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  I received your letter … Continue reading

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Spine bashing, concerts and movies…. waiting to be posted… 2 letters

      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGGDD 5th January 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the 27th arrived yesterday.  I’m glad to know the Christmas was pleasant even though it was quiet and that you … Continue reading

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