Category Archives: unit parades and church parades

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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Moving north to winter barracks

14th Oct 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battn 25th Brigade AIF             Dear Mother I received your very welcome letters of the 27th August and 3rd September on Thursday and today respectively and two … Continue reading

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With the Rough Carpenters…in the comfort of the YMCA Marquee

29 Sept 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF Dear Mother We have just been dismissed for the day.  This morning for the first time in my life I attended a Roman Catholic church service.  There are … Continue reading

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Mail, Misdemeanours and English hospitality August 1940

7th August 1940 TX1004 Private Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF United Kingdom Dear Mother I received my first Australian mail yesterday and today.  Yesterday I had a letter from youngster written from Sydney on the 6th June and today … Continue reading

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