Tag Archives: Jim McDonnell

Some higher authority…controlling this show

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 11th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad After six weeks mucking around – attached here and detached there without knowing who … Continue reading

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Two letters – but only one intact

              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Btn AIF 8th Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad Another Sunday has come round and of course that means that except for church parade the day is … Continue reading

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Think of safety only and never mind promotion

    February 14th 43 Dear Max We received a letter from you yesterday and were very pleased to hear you are reasonably happy under such trying conditions.  There’s no doubt Max you are standing up to the job remarkably … Continue reading

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A change of scenery, and the best bread ever

                    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 24th Jan 43 Dear Mother & Dad Although it was good to get your letters of the eleventh and eighteenth which along … Continue reading

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A new cook, night time snake drama and a long distance debate

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 15th Jan 43 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  Mail has been very light on this week for … Continue reading

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New Year … not a very auspicious event

6th January 1943 TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brig       Dear Mother & Dad Time is certainly marching on.  We’ve stepped into another year and I don’t suppose there was ever a new year in which … Continue reading

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One step removed from a base job… two letters

TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon Composite Carrier Group New Guinea Forces New Guinea 11th Oct 1942 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the 27th arrived today along with one from Mae Menzie and one from Mrs Toomey.  … Continue reading

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