66th Australian Dental Unit

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6 Nov 1943. Myrtleford detachment AWM059302

Brief History

Early records indicate that in August 1942 the Puckapunyal Dental Centre was servicing training units in the area with the 259th, 263rd, 264th, 379th,and 380th Dental Units. In addition they administered the 275th Dental Unit at Murchison and the 277th Dental Unit at Tatura servicing the POW and Internment Camps. In October 1942 these smaller units joined to form the 66th Australian Dental Unit The 275th at Murchison became E Section and the 277th became F Section at Tatura. In April 1943 the66th Australian Dental Unit took over the dental centre at Seymour before moving to Bandiana in August 1943. They continued to have sections at Murchison, Tatura, and Seymour and took over the Section at Myrtleford. In July 1944 the Seymour Section transferred to the 71st Australian Dental Unit, while the Myrtleford Section was withdrawn in March 1945, with the other units continuing until the end of the war.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 6 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 6.305 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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