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2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital : 8-March-2012
2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital : 8-March-2012
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Commemorates the personnel of the 2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital who died on active service

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, 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:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:01-July-1940
Actual Event End Date:24-December-1945

Dedication

Left Side Inscription

2/7th Australian General Hospital

This 1200 bed hospital was gazetted in Victoria on July 1, 1940 and ceased operations on December 24, 1945, total of 2000 days.   The original C.O. was Col. Walter Summons OBE VD, and Matrol Lt Col Frances Johns, RRC MID.

The 2/7th AGH served proudly overseas for 1600 days in Palestine, Syria, Egypt and New Guined providing devoted care to members of the 6th, 7th and 9th Divisions AIF and SWPA troops.

In the Middle East, 1941-1943 it admitted and treated 24.799 patients.  In New Guinea, 1943-1945 it admitted and treated 29,823 patients. A total of 54,622 patients.

During these years 2097 personnel served with honour. 

In memory of the 2/7 AGH comrades who died on active service and those since departed.  Lest We Forget

Unveiled and dedicated by the 2/7 AGH Association 

 

Source: MA
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