74th Australian Camp Hospital

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9 Apr 1945 Katherine. Mosquito netted beds in a ward. AWM 088607
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Many of the patients treated were local inhabitants. AWM 088586

Brief History

74th Australian Camp Hospital was raised at Keswick in South Australia during October 1942 to administer the Regimental Aid Posts around the Adelaide area. It also had a detachment at Whyalla. In February 1943 it moved to Mt Isa to service the units maintaining the convoy route between Mt Isa in Queensland and Larrimah in the Northern Territory.

With sea transport increasing as the Japanese invasion threat decreased, the overland route was less used and the 74th Australian Camp Hospital left a detachment in Mt Isa when the rest of the unit moved to Katherine in November 1944. They operated out of Katherine for the rest of the war.

Unit Personnel


Mt Isa



Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 4 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 4.145 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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