7th Australian Field Ambulance ww2

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Brief History

This unit also existed during WW1. The Militia's 7th Australian Field Ambulance was in camp at Chermside in December 1941 servicing the men in the 7th Infantry Brigade when the Australian militia units were mobilised. In April 1942 the division moved north of Brisbane as part of its defence with the field ambulance at Nambour. With the arrival home of the 1st Australian Corps from Egypt, the 7th Brigade and its units moved north to take up the defence of Townsville in May with the 7th Australian Field Ambulance at Toonpan, with 'B' Company operating an Advanced Dressing Station at Roseneath, and in September, a detachment at Black River. In November 1942the unit moved to Stanley and then in early 1943 to Milne Bay where they supported units of the 29th Infantry Division, with a detachment at Porlock harbour.

In August 1943 the field ambulance moved to Nassau Bay and to Tambu Bay the following month where they serviced units on the southern flank of the drive on Salamaua. When Lae was captured they moved there in October, with their Main Dressing Station at Kamkamun. In July 1944 the field ambulance rejoined the 29th Brigade at Strathpine in Queensland for a period of rest and retraining before moving with the brigade to Bougainville in November. In December a detachment of the 7th Australian Field Ambulance was at Modionu, and in April 1945 the unit moved into reserve at Toko. When the war ended, the unit's Main Dressing Station was at Toko, with detachments in the Mivo river area.



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