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With the Rough Carpenters...in the comfort of the YMCA Marquee

29 Sept 1940

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Private M Hickman

72nd Battalion

25th Brigade

AIF

Dear Mother

We have just been dismissed for the day.  This morning for the first time in my life I attended a Roman Catholic church service.  568 more words

The importance of diplomacy and a visit from Winston Churchill

5th Sept 1940

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Private M Hickman

72nd Battalion

25th Brigade

AIF

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Dear Mother

It seems that Thursday is ‘the day’ for us or at least for me – nearly all my mail has arrived on a Thursday and every alternate Thursday is pay day.  1,121 more words

Mail, Misdemeanours and English hospitality August 1940

7th August 1940

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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 I got your letter written on 10th June and one from Mrs Toomey.  1,392 more words

Somewhere in England June 1940

 

Letterhead: YMCA – including instructions on how to address mail, and the invocation to Write Home First

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Gunner Hickman

1st Antitank Regt

AIF Overseas… 1,121 more words

May 1940 Sydney

Letterhead: Hotel Grand Central , 151 Clarence St, Sydney

Dear Mother

I haven’t written before because one of our chaps who’s in the office said that mail was being held because too much information is spreading.   953 more words