Category Archives: Letters to/ from others

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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Think of safety only and never mind promotion

    February 14th 43 Dear Max We received a letter from you yesterday and were very pleased to hear you are reasonably happy under such trying conditions.  There’s no doubt Max you are standing up to the job remarkably … Continue reading

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Even the tax collectors couldn’t keep track of us….

                              TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Platoon 25th Brigade attached 7th Aust Mach Gun Btn 24th Feb 1943 Dear Mother & Dad At long last the … Continue reading

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A new cook, night time snake drama and a long distance debate

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 15th Jan 43 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  Mail has been very light on this week for … Continue reading

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May 1942 : four letters from holding camp in Casino NSW

    11th May 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I had hoped there would be a letter for me today but as the mail has been handed out I must have missed out.  Still it’ll probably come tomorrow.  That phone … Continue reading

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The line certainly must be busy: queueing to make a ‘trunk call’

                            No address or date – approx April 10 Dear Mother & Dad Wonderful news – the best I’ve ever had – absolutely marvellous Mother to hear … Continue reading

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