Tag Archives: Jack Chandler

You got the wrong impression… I wasn’t at Lae

  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 22nd Sept 43 Dear Mother Your welcome letter of the 15th arrived today.  Sorry to hear you’ve been sick Mother and hope you’re alright again now.  The weather seems just as … Continue reading

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Money to be made by various means

                  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Aust 18th July 1943 Best wishes for a Happy Birthday Mother Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you … Continue reading

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Fun and Games away from the parade ground

                                  30 – 5 – 43 Dear Mother & Dad I’ve got three quarters of an hour before Church Parade so will make a … Continue reading

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Dick’s kept pretty busy; we find a marvellous swimming spot

TX 1004 Cpl M L Hickman 33rd Platoon Composite Carrier Group NGF New Guinea 5/10/42 Dear Mother & Dad As Mail has now become our only connecting link with civilisation you can well imagine how pleased I was to get … Continue reading

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The line certainly must be busy: queueing to make a ‘trunk call’

                            No address or date – approx April 10 Dear Mother & Dad Wonderful news – the best I’ve ever had – absolutely marvellous Mother to hear … Continue reading

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News from home : sunburn while picking cherries, scant sympathy or understanding for returned amputee

              from M & H Hickman (or possibly Mrs H Hickman) Pottery Rd  Lenah Valley Hobart Tasmania January 12th, 1942 Darling Boy.  Once again we write the weekly bulletin hoping it finds you in … Continue reading

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Goodwill tour, friendly locals, promotion to Acting Corporal

  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 7th August 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I had half written my letter yesterday when McDonnell came down with a bunch of mail and though most of it was for (Ramon … Continue reading

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