2/7th Australian General Hospital

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Name 2nd/7th Australian General Hospital
Where formed Victoria
Date formed 1 Jul 1940
Capacity 1,200 beds
Locations Kufr Balu in Palestine, Syria, Buseilli in Egypt and Lae in New Guinea.

General Information

Total operational service was 2,000 days from 1 Jul 1940 until 24 Dec 1945. 1,600 days service overseas. Provided care for troops from the 6th, 7th, and 9th Divisions, treating 24,799 patients in the Middle East at Kafr Balu, near Rehovot in Palestine. Today Rehovot is a city of more than 140,000 people about 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv in Israel. At Buseilli, Egypt during October and November 1942 the 2/7th AGH acted as a Casualty Clearing Station for those injured in the Battle for El Alamein.

The hospital returned to Australia in 1942 along with the rest of the Australian troops in Palestine and it was redeployed in 1944 to Lae in Papua New Guinea where it treated another 29,823 patients.




1941 Kafr Balu Palestine

1942 Kafr Balu, Palestine

1944 Lae, New Guinea

1945 Lae, New Guinea