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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, Gatton Campus University of Queensland , Gatton, 4343|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.554722|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||March-1942|
|Approx. Event End Date:||July-1944|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 11th November, 2004|
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.
Commemorating 60 years since the US departed.
Remembrance Day 11th November 2004