3rd United States Medical Supply Unit

O’Shea & Dyer Solicitors and Subway

Supply facility

227 Flinders Street East, Townsville 4810

On 25 February 1943, the Optical Repair section of the 3rd Medical Supply Depot was located here for the manufacture and repair of spectacles. The Base Surgeon records noted that;

This organization, consisting of one officer and twelve enlisted men, supplied a service, without which, personnel with refractive errors would have been severely handicapped.


Base Two, The Bayonet of Australia, Volume One, Notes from American War Records of World War Two, Vol 2. [Typescript held in North Queensland Collection, James Cook University].