First Australian Imperial Force dental units


First Australian Imperial Force dental units

The First Australian Imperial Force was one of the first military forces to care for soldiers' teeth. 118 Dental Units were raised through World War I.

Dental Units

The dental units were the smallest units in the AIF, consisting of only four men: a dentist with the rank of a lieutenant, two dental mechanics (staff sergeants) and an orderly. Dental units were attached to base camps, hospitals and medical units. The first 36 units were formed in Egypt between January to April 1916 from the dental detachments brought from Australia.

;1st Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Based at Australian Training Centre, Lark Hill, England. Later attached to the Australian General Base Depot at Etaples, France, then with the Australian Corps School. The unit saw service in Egypt, England and the Western Front.

;2nd Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 8th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;3rd Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 2nd Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.;;4th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916.Attached to 6th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;5th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 3rd Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;6th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;7th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and Palestine.

;8th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Based at Rollestone, England. Attached to 3rd Command Depot at Hurdford, England. Saw action in Egypt.

;9th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital. Saw action in Egypt and was deployed to England.

;10th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 3rd General Hospital and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;11th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 4th Division Ammunition Column and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;12th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England. Saw action in Egypt.

;13th Dental Unit::Based at Parkhouse, England Later attached to AIF Detention Barracks, Lewes, England and saw action in Egypt.

;14th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to Australian Base Depot of Medical Stores. Later attached to 3rd Command Depot at Hurdcott, England and saw action in Egypt.

;15th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 2nd Command Depot and later to Engineer Training Depot, Brightlingsea and also saw action in Egypt.

;16th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp and saw action in Egypt and Palestine.

;17th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 2nd General Hospital and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;18th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 1st Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;19th Dental Unit::Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 4th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;20th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 12th Training Battalion at Codford, England and also saw action in Egypt.

;21st Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Based at Rollestone, England. Later attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England and also served in Egypt.

;22nd Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 5th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;23rd Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 15th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;24th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 7th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;25th Dental UnitFormed Egypt 1916. Based at Moascar, Egypt and saw action in Egypt and Palestine.

;26th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital and served in Egypt and England.

;27th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 12th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;28th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Based at Rollestone, England. Later attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England and also served in Egypy.

;29th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;30th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 14th Training Battalion at Codford, England and saw action in Egypt.

;31st Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and Palestine.

;32nd Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 14th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;33rd Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 1st Training Battalion at Sutton Veny, England. Moved to France May 1918 where attached to 1st General Hospital. The unit also saw action in Egypt.

;34th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 13th Field Ambulance and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;35th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to Australian General Base Depot at Etaples, France and saw action in Egypt and on the Western Front.

;36th Dental Unit:Formed Egypt 1916. Attached to 5th Training Battalion and saw action in Egypt was stationed England.

;37th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Division Ammunition Column and saw action on the Western Front

;38th Dental Unit:Based at Medical Corps Depot, Parkhouse, England

;39th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England, then to the 3rd Flying Squadron and saw action on the Western Front.

;40th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Auxiliary Hospital and was stationed in England.

;41st Dental Unit:Attached to Australian General Base Depot at Etaples, France, later attached to 1st Casualty Clearing Station

;42nd Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;43rd Dental Unit:Based at Parkhouse, England. Later attached to 2nd Command Depot at Weymouth, England

;44th Dental Unit:Attached to Australian General Base Depot at Etaples, France.

;45th Dental Unit:Attached to 9th Field Ambulance which was stationed on the Western Front.

;46th Dental Unit:Attached to 11th Field Ambulance which was stationed on the Western Front.

;47th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Training Battalion, later to AFC Depot in England.

;48th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England. Later moved to France where attached to 1st Convalescent Depot

;49th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;50th Dental Unit:Based at AIF Training Centre, Lark Hill, England

;51st Dental Unit:Attached to 9th Training Battalion in England

;52nd Dental Unit:Based at AIF Training Centre in England

;53rd Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;54th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;55th Dental Unit:Based at AIF Training Centre in England

;56th Dental Unit:Attached to 10th Field Ambulance which was stationed on the Western Front.

;57th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;58th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England

;59th Dental Unit:Attached to Australian General Base Depot at Etaples, France

;60th Dental Unit:Based at Machine Gun Training Depot, Gratham and Signal Training Depot, Clifton, England

;61st Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;62nd Dental Unit:Attached to 12th Training Battalion. Moved to France August 1918 where attached to 1st Division Headquarters and was also stationed in England

;63rd Dental Unit:Attached to Pioneer Training Battalion in England

;64th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England. Moved to France August 1918 where attached to 3rd Division Headquarters.

;65th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;66th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Auxiliary Hospital and later to 1st Command Depot in England. Moved to France June 1918 where attached to 1st Convalescent Depot, Harfleur, near Le Havre.

;67th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;68th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, England.

;69th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;70th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England

;71st Dental Unit:Attached to 14th General Hospital in Palestine.

;72nd Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England.

;73rd Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance in Palestine.

;74th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England.

;75th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England.

;76th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England.

;77th Dental Unit:Attached to Railway Operating Depot, Langmoor, England.

;78th Dental Unit:Attached to Overseas Training Brigade in England.

;79th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England.

;80th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England.

;81st Dental Unit:Attached to AIF Headquarters, Tidworth, England.

;82nd Dental Unit:Attached to Reserve Artillery Brigade in England.

;83rd Dental Unit:Attached to Overseas Training Brigade in England. Moved to France August 1918 where attached to 2nd Division Headquarters.

;84th Dental Unit:Attached to 5th Training Battalion in England. Moved to France August 1918 where attached to 4th Division Headquarters.

;85th Dental Unit:Attached to 3rd Command Depot, Hurdcott, England.

;86th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England. Moved to France June 1918 where attached to General Base Depot, Etaples.

;87th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England.

;88th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England.

;89th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England. Attached to 1st Convalescent Depot, Harfleur, near Le Havre from May 1918.

;90th Dental Unit:Attached to AFC Hospital in England.

;91st Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England.

;92nd Dental Unit:Attached to 9th Training Battalion in England.

;93rd Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England.

;94th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, England.

;95th Dental Unit:Attached to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England.

;96th Dental Unit:Attached to 14th Training Battalion in England. Moved to France June 1918 where attached to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station.

;97th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance on the Western Front.

;98th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to Australian Reinforcement Camp on the Western Front.

;99th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 3rd, 6th and 12th Field Artillery (Army) Brigades on the Western Front.

;100th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 2nd Division Ammunition Column on the Western Front.

;101st Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 5th Division Ammunition Column on the Western Front.

;102nd Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 3rd Division Ammunition Column on the Western Front.

;103rd Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to Camel Depot, Abassia in Palestine

;104th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to Australian Mounted Division in Palestine

;105th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 2nd Stationary Hospital in Palestine

;106th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Based at Australian Training Depot, Moascar, Egypt also served in Palestine

;107th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Based at Moascar, Egypt and Palestine

;108th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance in Palestine

;109th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 14th General Hospital in Palestine

;110th Dental Unit:Formed 1918. Attached to 1st Command Depot on the Western Front

;112th Dental Unit:Attached to 5th Division Headquarters on the Western Front

;114th Dental Unit:Attached to 4th Command Depot in England

;117th Dental Unit:Based at Australian Training Depot, Moascar, Egypt and Palestine

;118th Dental Unit:Based at Australian Training Depot, Moascar, Egypt and Palestine

External links

* [http://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/~rmallett/Dental.html Dental units of the First AIF]

ee also

First Australian Imperial Force


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • First Australian Imperial Force — The First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) was the main expeditionary force of the Australian Army during World War I. It was formed from August 15, 1914, following Britain s declaration of war on Germany. Generally known at the time as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Australian Engineers — Active 1 July 1902 – present Country …   Wikipedia

  • Darwin Mobile Force — The Darwin Mobile Force marches in battle order near the Vestey meatworks in April 1939 Active 1938–1940 …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Defence Force — Te Ope Kaatua o Aotearoa Service branches Royal New Zealand Navy New Zealand Army Royal New Zealand Air Force Headquarters Wellington Leadership Com …   Wikipedia

  • Corps — This article is about a military unit. For alternative meanings, see Corps (disambiguation). v …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Coral Sea order of battle — An explosion on the US Navy aircraft carrier Lexington, damaged by a Japanese carrier air attack on May 8, blows an aircraft off the deck into the sea. This is an order of battle for the Battle of the Coral Sea. The battle, fought during May 4–8 …   Wikipedia

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • Northern Territory — a territory in N Australia. 123,324; 523,620 sq. mi. (1,356,175 sq. km). Cap.: Darwin. * * * Territory (pop., 2001 prelim.: 200,019), northern Australia. It covers an area of 520,900 sq mi (1,349,130 sq km). Its capital is Darwin; the only other… …   Universalium

  • Royal Military College of Canada — Motto Truth, Duty, Valour Established 1876 Type …   Wikipedia

  • Plymouth — This article is about the city in England. For the Massachusetts town, see Plymouth, Massachusetts. For the car brand, see Plymouth (automobile). For other uses, see Plymouth (disambiguation). Plymouth   City   City of… …   Wikipedia