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2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital : 8-March-2012
2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital : 8-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the personnel of the 2nd / 7th Australian General Hospital who died on active service and those who have since departed. 


Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:01-July-1940
Actual Event End Date:24-December-1945


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 Matron Lt Col Frances Johns, RRC MID.

The 2/7th AGH served proudly overseas for 1600 days in Palestine,
Syria, Egypt and New Guinea 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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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