Category Archives: The Army

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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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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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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Late November: Cazaly moves to Lenah Valley and a sports day includes diving

                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/ NGF Tng Sch New Guinea 21st Nov 43 Dear Mother & Dad After a lapse of about a week … Continue reading

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