Tag Archives: Ken Jenkins

Fellows would have to stand twice in the one place to throw a shadow

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 15 – 12 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad It never rains but what it pours.  I’ve had another two … Continue reading

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Chaps have to get married to get a spot of leave; stunts on iron rations

                  Sunday 14 – 6 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad The good run of mail I mentioned in my last letter continues.  This week brought some more old letters – yours … 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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Once again we write, hoping…

              From Mrs H Hickman Pottery Rd  Lenah Valley Hobart Tasmania 17th March 1942 Darling Boy.  We received a letter from you this morning dated 27th December 1941, in which you describe your leave … 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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A dearth of political leadership, farcical propaganda…and a scarcity of Nugget

                            TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 4th Dec 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letters yesterday and they both made good reading … Continue reading

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Joining a rifle company engaged in road building

                TX 1004 max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 1st Nov 1941 Dear Mother & dad I’m a day ahead of schedule with my letter this week – with the dawn this morning … Continue reading

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