Category Archives: Hierarchy

Meals, movies, mortars and motivational speeches… something’s afoot

                                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 29th Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you both … 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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Construction project – a ‘pit’ for the officers – takes precedence over training

                                          27th June 1943 (not on army-issue paper) Dear Mother & Dad Once again having got through with the devil-dodging … Continue reading

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We’ve been busy lately but are having a bludge today

    TX 1004 Priv M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 21st June 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Just a line or two hoping to find you happy and well as I am at the moment though rather tired.  We’ve … Continue reading

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We’ve got a spot of work to do

                TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 5th June 1941 Dear Mother Further to the letters I wrote you and May yesterday, you will be pleased to know that the … Continue reading

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A night out in Haifa…and the consequences

TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 4th June 1941 Dear Mother Once again from the shade of an olive branch I am writing to tell you that I’m fit and happy and hope this letter finds you … Continue reading

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Vindication for some, vengeance for others

  TX 1004 Private M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 1st May 41 Dear Mother I’ve had four letters this week – all very newsy and interesting and all written around Easter – Youngsters on the 10th, yours on the … Continue reading

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