Tag Archives: Charlie Mene

Durban… Shrapnel Valley…. Beirut

  TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 31st July 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I received your very pleasant letter of the 14th yesterday and am glad to know you are both well again.  the matrimonial business is certainly … Continue reading

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We’ve been busy lately but are having a bludge today

    TX 1004 Priv M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 21st June 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Just a line or two hoping to find you happy and well as I am at the moment though rather tired.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Durban Diary: apartheid, mate-ship and a rifle as big as a daisy air gun

                        Tues 11th Planes from Durban fly over convoy – sun shines hot and early – sea more blue than ever – land sighted – binoculars focus on Durban.  … Continue reading

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No such luck as a show…15 September 1940

15th Sept TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF Dear Mother Being the Sabbath and having a little time to myself I cannot better employ it than in writing you and the youngster.  I wrote to May a … Continue reading

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