Category Archives: The Army

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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Frank Bethune’s famous orders

                                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 7th Nov 1943 Dear Mother & Dad … Continue reading

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A long hot walk back from the rear details camp

                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 26th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad Must try and race a few lines off.  I’m all behind with my letter writing … Continue reading

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Some higher authority…controlling this show

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 11th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad After six weeks mucking around – attached here and detached there without knowing who … Continue reading

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Still in Limbo – but no cause for complaint – 3 letters

                              TX 1004 Sgt M Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 28th Sept 43 Dear Mother Your welcome letter of the 23rd arrived yesterday – glad to know … Continue reading

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You got the wrong impression… I wasn’t at Lae

  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 22nd Sept 43 Dear Mother Your welcome letter of the 15th arrived today.  Sorry to hear you’ve been sick Mother and hope you’re alright again now.  The weather seems just as … Continue reading

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