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Meeting fearsome mosquitoes and Yanks with Frigidaires

1st October 42 Dear Mother & Dad After quite a flood of rumours about complete suspension of mail and all that sort of thing it was a relief when Ack brought a bunch of mail out today and more pleasing … Continue reading

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Half our money is spent supplementing army rations

  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 3rd October 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Just a line or two hoping to find you happy and well as I am at present.  Our letter mail is a bit late … Continue reading

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Dear Dad…Have a look at my will

TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad  25th.3.1941 Dear Dad I was very agreeably surprised to get your letter yesterday, written while you were in Melbourne.  It’s easy to understand now why I didn’t get many letters in … 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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