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Our job is watching and waiting

          Dear Mother Even though it seems ages since I heard from you – about a month I think – I could write you quite a good letter but for the fact that the sergeant who … Continue reading

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Snail mail and expensive gifts: that safety pin is part of the dress

27th Oct 1940 Pte M Hickman TX 1004   Dear Mother I had an airmail letter from youngster yesterday sent via USA.  It was a very newsy and interesting letter but contained some very surprising information.  Firstly it’s almost incredible … 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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May 1940 Sydney

Letterhead: Hotel Grand Central , 151 Clarence St, Sydney Dear Mother I haven’t written before because one of our chaps who’s in the office said that mail was being held because too much information is spreading.  But as we have … Continue reading

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