Category Archives: Posts and telegraph

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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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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Excellent postal service, Christmas Eve chaos and extra good (but alcohol free) dinner

                          TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 25th Dec 43 Dear Mother & Dad The big day of the year is here again and … Continue reading

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A tongue in cheek verse and a couple of airgraphs in the mail bundle

                                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 20th Dec 43 Dear Mother & Dad I’m a bit behind with my letters … Continue reading

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On Sundays, thoughts go to family, friends, beer and tobacco.

                                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch. New Guinea 5th December 43 Dear Mother & Dad  Just a few lines hoping to find … Continue reading

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The lads say “It’s a pity old Hick’s not here”… a letter from Jim the Joker

                    TX 1024 First Class Pte McDonnell J Div Mech Group 2/33 Battn. 2/12/43 Dear “Hick” Received letter dated 14th yesterday with a batch of ten others, not bad for me.  … Continue reading

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Two letters – but only one intact

              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Btn AIF 8th Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad Another Sunday has come round and of course that means that except for church parade the day is … Continue reading

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