10th Australian Casualty Clearing Station

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110 CCS at Tarakan Borneo 9 Oct 1945 AWM 1 20 304
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Brief History

Formed at Warradale in South Australia in October 1940, and was in camp at Wayville in December 1941. Trained, their task was to then prepare the Morris Hospital site for military use, and having done so hand it over to the 2/9th Australian General Hospital before moving to Kapunda in March 1942.

Following the Coral Sea Battle it was decided to establish an airfield at Milne Bay in Papua, and thye were sent there to provide a hospital for what was known as Milne Force. Arriving there just prior to the Japanese attack and landing, they were operating from temporary facilities until after the attack had been defeated. They then developed a site and in April 1943 were renamed 110th Australian Casualty Clearing Station. They left Milne Bay in May 1944 for leave in Australia and regrouped at Tenterfield in New South Wales.

They relieved the 105th Australian casualty Clearing Station at Strathpine in Queensland in October 1944, and in April 1945

At Tarakan they were established in a complex that had been a Dutch Hospital pre war.


Milne Bay 1943

Battle Honours

Individual Honours

  • 4 x Mentioned in Despatches
  • 1 x Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)


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