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2nd / 4th Australian General Hospital : 9-March-2012
2nd / 4th Australian General Hospital : 9-March-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the personnel of the 2nd / 4th Australian General Hospital

 

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:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 2008
Front Inscription

2 / 4th Australian General Hospital 1940 - 1945

Statistics do not convery the quality of the medical care

Number of casualties treated through the hospital : 14,000 at Tobruk, 19,000 at Redbanl, 10,000 at Jerusalem, Colombo and Labaun.  Siege of Tobruk 29 March - 30 September 1941  (185 days) (The longest siege in British army history) 

Casulaties during siege treated by 2/4 A.G.H. :  Examined : 34,000  Highest Bed State : 1,100  Evacuated : 7,904  Operations : 2,650  Admisiions : 13,497  Treated at Aid Post : 14,808  Deaths : 234  Average operations per day : 15

Biggest Day : 108 operations in 8 hours.  At one stage, operated for 3 days (in shifts) before no casualties were waiting.

X-Rays : 3,135  Pathology : 3,378  Opthalmology : 1,119  Dental : 102

A proud service seldom passed.  Lest We Forget

Unveiled 11 November 2008

 

 

Source: MA
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