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Tubercular Ex-service Men & Women : 5-March-2012
Tubercular Ex-service Men & Women : 5-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates Tubercular Ex-servicemen and women and recognises the care and compassion given by the Department of Veterans Affairs and its Repatriation Hospitals. Tuberculosis was contracted by Australian soldiers during World War One and World War Two. 
 

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually affects the lungs, although almost any organ of the body can be involved.

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3081
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th April, 1998
Front Inscription

Dedicated In Memory
Of All Tubercular Ex-Service Men & Women.

Also In Recognition Of The
Care And Compassion
Given By Staff Of
The Department Of Veterans` Affairs
And Its Various Repatriation Hospitals
In This The 80th Anniversary Year
Since The Formation
         Of The
Repatriation Commission

Presented By The
T.B. Ex-service Association Of Victoria
Incorporating Tasmania
         To The
Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre
24th April 1998

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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