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107th Australian General Hospital

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Aug 1944 The Northern Territory Hospital Train at Adelaide River. It was used to evacuate bomb blast sufferers during air raids, and as an Auxiliary Hospital when the 107th AGH was flooded during the wet season. AWM photo 068015.
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Aug 1944 Wards and gardens of 107th AGH - AWM photo 068017
History
Name 107th Australian General Hospital
Where formed Puckapunyal, Victoria
Date formed June 1940
Capacity 400 beds
Locations Northern Victoria, Adelaide River (NT), Berrimah

General Information

Raised at Puckapunyal in June 1940 as Camp Hospital Puckapunyal, in February 1941 it was expanded to become the 107th Australian General Hospital. They were dispersed, operating three camp hospitals across northern Victoria. In April 1943 they were relieved, and in May they had moved to Adelaide River in the Northern Territory.


As the number of troops in the Northern Territory reduced, so did the need for medical units and the hospital moved to Berrimah in November 1944, leaving behind a detachment at Adelaide River until March 1945 when it rejoined the parent unit. In May 1945 the hospital absorbed the 39th Hospital Laundry Unit, and it remained in operation at Berrimah until the war ended.


During its operation, three of its personnel died, two due to illness and one by accident (drowning).

Staff

Patients

1939 Caulfield, Victoria

1941 Puckapunyal, Victoria

1942 Darley, Victoria