5th Australian Auxiliary Hospital

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5th Australian Auxiliary Hospital
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Name 5th Australian Auxiliary Hospital
Where formed Digswell House, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England
Date formed 16 Jun 1915
Capacity 25 Officers
Locations Welwyn, England

General Information

The house was owned by the Aclands who gave over its use during the first World War to serve as the Number 5 Australian Auxiliary Hospital and nursing home for wounded Australian Officers, although Belgian and British Officers also stayed there.

The grounds of Digswell house provided a centre for sports for those soldiers who could compete.


It was staffed by the Red Cross from local families