Tag Archives: Ac Hallam

Parcels arriving : there must be a move on

                                          TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 22nd May 1941 Dear Mother The last two days the … Continue reading

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Route Marches, diplomacy and meeting with Zincie Jokers

              TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 20th March 1941 Dear Mother Once again I have struck guard duty and so have an opportunity to catch up with my mail.  We’ve … 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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5th Sept 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF 4 Dear Mother It seems that Thursday is ‘the day’ for us or at least for me – nearly all my mail has arrived on a Thursday and … Continue reading

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London leave extends to AWL

TX 1004 Private ML Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF United Kingdom 21st July 1940 Dear Mother I have just returned from 36 hours London leave and I think I can write you a very newsy letter of that wonderful … Continue reading

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Somewhere in England June 1940

  Letterhead: YMCA – including instructions on how to address mail, and the invocation to Write Home First TX 1004 Gunner Hickman 1st Antitank Regt AIF Overseas Somewhere in England Dear Mother At long last we are on terra firma … Continue reading

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