US ARMY 85TH STATION HOSPITAL
BASE SECTION TWO
AT MAJOR'S CREEK
DURING WWII

 

The US Army 85th Station Hospital was based at the large 1,000 bed American hospital at Major Creek on the other side of Mt. Elliot between Giru and Woodstock (closer to Woodstock). They arrived in Townsville by rail from Brisbane along with the 84th Station Hospital (went to Charters Towers) in late June 1943. The main hospital building were made of iron and the wards were built from fibro and timber. The Medical Corps lived in square tents in the paddocks. The hospital had its own electric generators and was was pumped from the local creek.

The 85th Station Hospital is listed on page 14 in the May 1944 edition of the Military Telephone Directory for Townsville. The 85th Station Hospital had relocated to Camp Tambourine (Camp Tamborine) prior to December 1944.

 

The following is from a menu for the 85th Station Hospital Christmas 1944 celebrations:-

CHRISTMAS 44

Message From our Commanding Officer
On the occasion of our second Christmas overseas for this organisation, let us be mindful of the true spirit of the day. May it be an enjoyable for all!
Each of you so richly deserve praise for your maintenance of the high standards of this organisation and of the United States Army.
May you continue to seek guidance from the supreme Commander during the New Year.

God Bless You.

Horton G. Du Bard,
Major, M. C.,
Commanding

 

THE STAFF
Major Horton G. Du Bard, Commanding Officer

OFFICERS
CHAVINSON, Benjamin, Captain
BERNSTEIN, Harry, Captain
BERNSTEIN, Irving S. Captain
DEDIEGO, Manuel, Captain
DONLON, Francis, Captain
JACKSON, Charles , Captain
SMITH, Milton S., Captain
TRUETT, Harvey K., Captain
DONAHUE, john T. 1st Lt.
HESSE, David E. , 1st Lt.

NURSES
GREENLEAF, Alice, 1st Lt.
HARGRAVE, Velda. 1st Lt.
MUSCH, Myrtle M., 1st Lt.
BOTTICCHIO, Mabel, 2nd Lt.
COOK. Bernice L., 2nd Lt.
GALE, Willa P., 2nd Lt.
KING, Eleanor M., 2nd Lt.
LARSEN, Edith C. , 2nd Lt.
MAHONEY, Loretta C., 2nd Lt.
MATTHEWS, Mary, 2nd Lt.
McLELLAN, Margaret M. 2nd Lt.
NEELY, Charlsie M., 2nd. Lt.

ATTACHED PERSONNEL
HAUBOLDT, Walter H.
McCORMACK, Robert S.
TRAPP, Robert S.
TSO, Sum
OLSEN, Greta (Miss)
TRACY, 2nd Lt. Ina (WAC)
TANSEY, Florence, Tec. 5 (WAC)
HANASBROUGH, Mildred Pfc. (WAC)

GUARD DETACHMENT
SAWICKI, S/Sgt. Edmund F.
BOGUE, Sgt. Charles H.
ELSNER, Sgt. Albert F.
HARRELL, Cpl. Thomas C.
RADTKE, Eugene, Tec. 5
PELL, Pvt. Francis
COTTRELL, Pvt. Carl J.
COCHRAN, Pvt. Floyd G.
EICHER, Pvt. Phillip W.
FORCUM. Pvt. Wendell
HARRELL, Pvt. Joseph B.
JOHNSON, Pvt. Carl
JONES, Pvt. Jack
MALONE, Pvt. Joseph
PIERSON, Pvt. Robert
SITRIN, Pvt. Louis
SCHEUB, Pvt. Raymond
SYLTE, Pvt. Erving

ENLISTED PERSONNEL
GREENBERG,1st Sgt. Harry
GUARDALABENE, T/Sgt. Anthony J.
DUFFY, S/Sgt. William E.
HARMS, S/Sgt.Harvey L.
MAJOWSKI, S/Sgt. Leo E.
STAMPS, S/Sgt. Isaac W.
GILMAN, Leonard, Tec. 3
RARDIN, Willis C. , Tec. 3
HAMMER, Sgt Thomas B.
ABERNATHY, Eddie H., Tec. 4
BERRES, John M., Tec. 4
GOLOB, Jack , Tec. 4
HARGADINE, Clayton W. Tec. 4
JACQUES, Alfred J., Tec. 4
McHUGH, Peter P. Tec. 4
NEWTON, Raymond C., Tec. 4
REYNOLDS, Luther V., Tec. 4
SCHNEIDER, Clarence E. , Tec. 4
STOUT, Norman E. , Tec. 4
SWAVELY, Roy., Tec. 4
WOOD, Robert K. , Tec. 4
ZIRKLE, Obie B. Jnr. , Tec. 4
BELAUSTEGUI, Cpl. Angel P.
BELCHER, Cpl. John T.
RENFRO, Cpl. Maurice D.
ROGERS,Cpl. Herman J.
TULISIAK, Cpl. John A.
ALBERG, Francis L. Tec 5
BOEHMLER, Clifford B. , . Tec 5
CAMPBELL, Richard L. , . Tec 5
CHIAFARI, Pasquale , . Tec 5
CHOATE, Woodrow W., . Tec 5
CHORNAK, John, . Tec 5
CLARK, Charles, N. . Tec 5
COOK, David H. , . Tec 5.
CRITELLI, Sergio J, . Tec 5
CWIKLIK, Walter E. , . Tec 5
FRIEL, Joseph H. , . Tec 5
FRODSHAM, Harold W. , . Tec 5
HANSOM, Herbert A., . Tec 5

ENLISTED PERSONNEL Continued
McCALL, Raymond, Tec 5
MERGEN, Joseph R. , Tec. 5
NEWHOUSE, Everett H. , Tec. 5
NICHOLA, Harry, Tec. 5
RAY, Charles D. , Tec. 5
ROCKEY, Harrison G., Tec. 5
SAVAGE, Walter W. , Tec. 5
UTTER, Taft V. Tec. 5
BALLARD, Charles , Pfc.
BLACK, Paul F, Pfc.
CRNKOVICH, Joseph J. Pfc.
CROWLEY, John F. Pfc.
DARBY, James H. , Pfc.
FREAKLEY, Richard B., Pfc.
ICE, Harley D., Pfc
KOMLOFSKE, August, Pfc.
LADERE, Archie, Pfc.
McCRARY, Jay G. Jnr Pfc.
MALASKI, Lee A., Pfc.
MULLINS, William B., Pfc.
NICELY, Roy A., Pfc.
NIEDER, Jake G. Pfc.
NORMAN, Glenn F.Pfc.
SIEGLING, Mile J., Pfc.
VOIGT, Robert L., Pfc.
ANKNEY, Ted G. Pvt
BLANCHFIELD, Robert H., Pvt
EBERHARD, Leslie L. Pvt.
LAID, John L. Pvt.
HOLLIS, Paul S., Pvt.
LANCASTER, Wayne, Pvt.
McINTYRE, Thomas E.. Pvt
MARTINEZ, Benjamin, Pvt.
SATER, Charles D., Pvt
SHEPIRO, Sam N., Pvt
WUNDERLY, Frank., Pvt.

 


Photo:- Charles Newton Clark personal archive, Local Studies, Logan Central Library

Class of 1942 Medical Technicians

 


Photo:- Charles Newton Clark personal archive, Local Studies, Logan Central Library

85th Station Hospital personnel

 


Photo:- Charles Newton Clark personal archive, Local Studies, Logan Central Library

85th Station Hospital personnel

 


Photo:- Charles Newton Clark personal archive, Local Studies, Logan Central Library

85th Station Hospital personnel

 


Photo:- Charles Newton Clark personal archive, Local Studies, Logan Central Library

85th Station Hospital personnel

 


Photo:- Charles Newton Clark personal archive, Local Studies, Logan Central Library

85th Station Hospital personnel

 


Photo:- Charles Newton Clark personal archive, Local Studies, Logan Central Library

85th Station Hospital personnel

 

The February 1945 edition of the Brisbane Military Telephone Directory shows the 85th Station Hospital based at Camp Tambourine (Camp Cable) as follows:-

Commanding Officer:
    Major Du Bard, H.G.
Adjutant & Personnel Officer:
    Lt. Hesse, D.E.
Registrar, Receiving & Disposition:
    Capt. Jackson, C.G.
Medical Supply Officer:
    Capt. Donlon, F.P.
Transportation Officer:
    Lt. Hesse, D.E.
Chief of Surgical Service:
    Capt. Bernstein, H.
Chief of Medical Service:
    Capt. Smith, M.S.
Chief of Pharmacy & Laboratory Service:
    Capt. Smith, M.C.
Chief of Dental Service & Postal Officer:
    Capt. Bernstein, I.S.
Mess Officer:
    Lt. Donahue, J.T.
Post Exchange:
    Lt. Donahue, J.T.
Special Service Officer:
    Capt. Smith, M.S.
Principal Chief Nurse:
    Lt. Greenleaf, A.
Detachment Medical Department:
    Lt. Donahue, J.T.
    1st Sergeant
American Red Cross:
    Miss Choate, H.M.
    Miss Hinton, V.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Hilda Maclean, Local Heritage Specialist, Logan City Council, for her assistance with this web page.

 

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