10th Australian Ambulance Train

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Brief History

During 1941 the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) prepared an ambulance train which they handed over to the Army in March 1942 to be manned by the 10th Australian Ambulance Train which had been raised at Helena Vale, and this remained their base for the rest of the war. Little use was made of the whole train, with a carriage or more added to regular trains on both the WAGR line from Mullewa to Northam or the Midland Railway Company's line from Mingenew to Midland Junction. Carriages were based at Mullewa and Mingenew to facilitate transport to and from Geraldton. Similarly carriages based at Helena Vale were used to operate from Fremantle to Northam and Merredin.

With the reduction of troop numbers in Western Australia, individual carriages were returned to the WAGR until the unit was disbanded in March 1945.


Moora to Perth 5 Nov 1942


Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 4 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 4.173 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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