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A plaque commemorates the first United States Army hospital which operated at Gatton campus until 1944 and 60 years since the departure of the United States troops.

On March 15, 1942, the US Army requisitioned the Gatton Campus and established the 153rd Station Hospital, the first operational United States (US) Army Hospital in Australia. When this unit departed for Port Moresby on July 10, 1942, the facility was transferred to the US Army 105th General Hospital, which operated until July 1944 as the primary hospital in the South West Pacific during General Macarthur's campaign.


Address:Gatton - Laidley Road & Outer Ring Road, University of Queensland Gatton Campus, Lawes, 4343
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.554722
Long: 152.336389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:March-1942
Approx. Event End Date:July-1944


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 2004
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This plaque commemorates the location of the 153rd Station Hospital the first operational US Army Hospital in Australia and the 105th United States Army General Hospital Harvard Medical School at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus.

March 1942 - July 1944.

Commemorating 60 years since the US departed.

Remembrance Day 11th November 2004

Source: MA
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