Tag Archives: Claude Hill

Rubber production and Jeeps ‘that can just about climb a brick wall’

TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 11th Dec 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I received your two very interesting letters of the 16th & 23rd of November today – after so long without … 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 first important lesson-to keep the head down

    TX 1004 Pte M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 28th. 6. 41 Dear Mother and Dad Just a few lines hoping they find you happy and well as I am at present.  I have had three letters during … Continue reading

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Mail, Misdemeanours and English hospitality August 1940

7th August 1940 TX1004 Private Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF United Kingdom Dear Mother I received my first Australian mail yesterday and today.  Yesterday I had a letter from youngster written from Sydney on the 6th June and today … Continue reading

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