Category Archives: parcels

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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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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Christmas in New Guinea: two letters

                TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 25th Dec 1942   Dear Mother & Dad As you have probably already noticed I’m writing this letter on Christmas day and I suppose … Continue reading

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More or less grounded; rumours emanating from the top, a dire shortage of paper and a bolt disappears into chest hair.

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF NG 21st Oct 42 Dear Mother & Dad Strange as it may seem the address is the same … Continue reading

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Scarce writeable news – of food, friends and a variety of rackets

  6th August 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the third last Wed, together with one from Ivy and a parcel from Anne – two tins (scallops I think) – there’s no labels on them … Continue reading

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Chaps have to get married to get a spot of leave; stunts on iron rations

                  Sunday 14 – 6 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad The good run of mail I mentioned in my last letter continues.  This week brought some more old letters – yours … Continue reading

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Unreliable trains, demanding exercises, latest end-of-war prediction

                            1st June 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the 26th May today.  Sorry to hear the weather hasn’t been treating you … Continue reading

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