2nd / 7th Australian General HospitalPrint Page
Commemorates the personnel of the 2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital who died on active service
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||01-July-1940|
|Actual Event End Date:||24-December-1945|
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