14th Australian General Hospital

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Main Courtyard receiving patients
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14th General Hospital Colour Patch
Name 14th Australian General Hospital
Where formed Melbourne
Date formed 1916
Locations Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
Port Said, Egypt

General Information

The original staff departed Melbourne on 19 Aug 1916 for Egypt. They occupied Egyptian Army barracks at Abbassia on the outskirts of Cairo from August 1915 until 1919. It also had an annex on the canal at Port Said.

In addition to war casualties the hospital also treated men with a range of illnesses and diseases including malaria, dysentery and pneumonia during the campaigns in the Sinai and Palestine.


Five members of staff died while overseas, three of illness, one drowned, and one was listed as KIA 17 Mar 1919?

Individual Honours

  • 1 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
  • 2 Meritorious Service Medals
  • 7 Mentioned in Despatches

Soldier Patients by date admitted





  • Ward 2B
  • Ward staff with patients
  • Port Said Annex of 14th AGH. Hospital boat tied up in front