Tag Archives: Ack Hallam

Quite an eventful week in a modest sort of way

                              13th June 1943 Dear Mother & Dad After quite an eventful week in a modest sort of way Sunday strikes a particularly quiet note and … Continue reading

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A scrounging expedition with a tragic/ comic ending

                            6th June 1943 Dear Mother & Dad I’m writing from a Guard tent – a very drab and uninspiring place to write letters but as I’ll … Continue reading

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Three years since leaving Sydney – seems more like twenty

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 7 May 43 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the 2nd arrived this morning – quite good delivery, isn’t … Continue reading

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Think of safety only and never mind promotion

    February 14th 43 Dear Max We received a letter from you yesterday and were very pleased to hear you are reasonably happy under such trying conditions.  There’s no doubt Max you are standing up to the job remarkably … Continue reading

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Moresby not a bad little place but the jungle an incarnation of hell

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon Composite Carrier Group NGF New Guinea 25/9/42 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines to let you know I’m still happy in the service and quite fit and well and hoping … Continue reading

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Scarce writeable news – of food, friends and a variety of rackets

  6th August 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the third last Wed, together with one from Ivy and a parcel from Anne – two tins (scallops I think) – there’s no labels on them … Continue reading

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The leave lottery, missing Rossy’s wedding – and a crazy competition

                              28th June 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the 22nd June last night after we got back from range practice … Continue reading

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