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118th Australian General Hospital

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History
Name 118th Australian General Hospital
Where formed Northam
Date formed 1941
Capacity 1,000 beds
Locations Northam and in late 1945 Rabaul, New Britain.

General Information

Formed at Northam in July 1941, it was located in the town rather than at the Army camp. It was expanded to 800 beds in January 1942. With the decrease in troop numbers in Western Australia once the threat of invasion had passed, the unit left for NSW in March 1945. Here they assisted the 101st Australian General Hospital at Herne Bay (Riverwood NSW).


The 118th Australian General Hospital was redeployed to New Guinea, going first to Wewak, and then to Jacquinot Bay on New Britain. Withthe surrender of Japanese forces, the hospital moved to Rabual in September 1945.

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