109th Australian Convalescent Depot

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Workshop at Northam for convalescent soldiers
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Unit colour patch
Name 109th Australian Convalescent Camp
Where formed Northam, Western Australia
Date formed December 1941
Capacity 250 - 1,000 beds
Locations Naval Base, Narrogin, Northam, Point Walter.

General Information

Formed at Northam and moved to Naval Base in December 1941. Next move was to Narrogin in March 1942 where their establishment grew to 1,000 beds before moving back to Northam in March 1943 and reduced in size to 500 beds. Final move was to Point Walter in January 1945, with another downsize to 250 beds.

By the middle of 1944, most Army field units had left Western Australia, and the 109th Convalescent Depot moved from Northam to Point Walter Camp in January 1945. They established a 250 bed capacity and looked after soldiers who were on discharge from 110th Australian Base Hospital in Perth before returning to their original units.



1941 Naval Base

1942 Narrogin

1943 Northam

1944 Northam

1945 Point Walter