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Commemorates the men and women who served in the 2nd / 9th Australian General Hospital during World War Two
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-December-1940|
|Approx. Event End Date:||August-1946|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 17th August, 2001|
2 / 9 Australian General Hospital
The 2/9 AGH was formed as a 600 bed hospital in South Australia on 3 December 1940, later extended to 1200 beds, and ceased to function in August 1946.
The original commanding officer was Colonel C. E. Wassell and Matron Colonel N. Marshall RRC.
The 2/9 AGH operated as a complete hospital in Palestine, Egypt, the Kokoda campaign in New Guined and Morotai. At times the hospital operated as a 2000 patient facility with patients in and under beds through necessity.
Personnel served with distinction and were awarded CBE 2 RRF 1 RRC 1 ARRC 1 MID 20
This plaque is dedicated to the men and women who served in the 2 / 9 Australian General Hospital (AIF) during World War II.
Unveiled on 17 August 2001