US NAVAL BASE HOSPITAL NO.
10, NAVY 135
GRANVILLE PARK, MERRYLANDS, SYDNEY, NSW
US Naval Base Hospital No. 10, Navy 135, was established in Granville Park in Merrylands, Sydney in New South Wales during WW2. It was bounded by Merrylands Road, Woodville Road, Claremont Street, and Montrose Avenue and halfway between Guildford and Parramatta.
Plan of US Naval Base Hospital No 10
For 17 year old US sailor Frank Morrill, US Naval Base Hospital No. 10 was Frank's "home away from home" from October 1944 to May 1945.
17 years old Frank Morrill
at Boot Camp in up state New York
Oil painting of 18 years Frank
whilst at base Hospital #10
around February 1945
Frank Morrill at Camp Lejeune, North
He was recalled for Korea War
Stayed at Camp Lejeune for over a year
But never went to Korea.
Frank Morrill on the throne
at Base Hospital No 10, Christmas 1944
Frank Morrill in the middle
of the front row
Frank Morrill in front of the
which was having its roof removed
Frank Morrill on the right in the
chair with his boss in the other chair on the left,
two Massachusetts guys. The boy standing on the left was Toby Rose...or..
Roser. His Mother used to do the men's laundry. This photo was taken in about
Dec1944 from the site of the carpenter's shop..
Photo of the same location in
2002. The house with the white
shed on back in the centre of the photo is 50 Merrylands Road.
Frank Morrill's WW2 corner at
Note the Australian Flag
from Frank Morrill
Christmas Day Dinner Menu
25 December 1944
Ward Eight at the Hospital was where they treated Venereal Disease (VD).
I'd like to thank Frank Morrill for his assistance with this web page.
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This page first produced 29 October 2005
This page last updated 23 September 2014