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Ch 27: Hughie’s WWI Letters – Postcript

Through this series of letters, Hughie lives on.  And the story he has left us of his time in the Australian army as a Pioneer has, we understand, added much needed detail to war history records about the life of a … Continue reading

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CH 24. Hughie’s WWI Letters – At Villers Bretonneux

From Daours we moved into Blangy-Tronville and relieved our 2nd Division.  Four days of waiting for orders, then a rush late one night right up to the liveliest sector on the Somme, to wit, Villers Bretonneux, the scene of hard … Continue reading

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Ch 23: Hughie’s WWI Letters – “Stepping Out” in France

Northampton War Hospital, England,    12.8.1918    As I consider myself top of the morning again, I reckon it is nearly time I started to give you an account of myself over the last eight months… after I stepped over … Continue reading

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Ch 22; Hughie’s WWI Letters – Long, Hard Months at War

( Finding himself back in England, in hospital, Hughie has time to tell Tottie something of  where he has been over the last few months in France in his quest to help to ‘ stop Fritz’s little game’ near Amiens. … Continue reading

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Ch 21: Hughie’s WWI Letters – From a Hole in the Ground

(From a hole in the ground, where Hughie shelters each night, he writes to tell Alex of a tobacco jar that has made from a tank shell.   Now that the engraving is finished, the problem is how to send … Continue reading

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Ch 20: Hughie’s WWI Letters – Crafting Gifts from War Debris

( A diversion from the miseries and hardship of life in the front line of war for Hughie was sketching and making gifts for loved ones back home from the debris of war.  One such piece is described in this … Continue reading

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Ch 19: Hughie’s WWI Letters – News of Andrew and Jack

France    12.5.1918      Dear Tot     Three of yours arrived about five days ago and for same, extra many thanks.  They were three beauties too.  You are improving some at the correspondence stunt, Tot old girl.  I used … Continue reading

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