Tag Archives: Ray Ross

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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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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Separated from the unit…and a glorious end to our stay in Queensland

5th September 42 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy & well and enjoying life to the fullest as I am at present.  Our Section has been detached from the unit for a few … Continue reading

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The leave lottery, missing Rossy’s wedding – and a crazy competition

                              28th June 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the 22nd June last night after we got back from range practice … 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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Hitler apparently doesn’t share his confidences….

  TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 26th July 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Your ever welcome letter of the 7th July came up on Thursday – am glad to know that you are both recovering from … Continue reading

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