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Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin
Gordonvale Memorial Hospital was originally erected as an 8 bed hospital in memory of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

Mrs O'Neill, was the person most involved in organising the construction of a War Memorial Hospital in Gordonvale. Her two sons Act Sgt William O'Neill, and Second Lieutenant James Gordon O'Neill were killed in action. Fund raising for the original hospital started in September 1920 using both donations and government resources. The building was constructed by the Public Works Department and included a maternity ward. When it was officially opened by Lord Stonehaven, the Governor-General, in July 1926, it was fully equipped with the latest appliances purchased with funds raised by the Committee. The original building was subsequently demolished to make way for more extensive structures. The modern Gordonvale Memorial Hospital has a marble plaque, removed from the original hospital, on the left wall of its entrance with a comprehensive history in a separate plaque below. Within the hospital foyer are several photographs of William and James O'Neill.

The original plaque was found in a filing cabinet and unveiled at the entrance to the hospital on the 24th April 2015.



Address:1 - 11 Highleigh Road, Gordonvale, 4865
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.087009
Long: 145.786474
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 21st July, 1926
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Source: MA
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