Toowoomba Centre Q.A.T.B. Honour Board
Timber and panelled Honour Board dedicated tot he service of the Queensland Ambulance Service Transport Brigades (QATB), Toowoomba Centre.
1914 - 1919 TOOWOOMBA CENTRE Q.A.T.B. ROLL OF HONOUR
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Memorial type
- Honour board
- Additional information
Ambulance services in Queensland began in 1892. On September 12 of that year the first meeting of the City Ambulance Transport Brigade was held.
Military medic Seymour Warrian formed the brigade following an event he witnessed at the Brisbane showgrounds during Show Week in 1892. A horse rider fell and broke his leg and bystanders walked the rider from the field, seriously worsening his injury.
The first ambulance station in Queensland operated out of the Brisbane Newspaper Company and officers on night duty slept on rolls of newspaper on the floor. They had a stretcher, but no vehicle and transported patients on foot.
The service as we know it today was formed on July 1, 1991 when 96 individual Queensland Ambulance Service Transport Brigades (QATB) amalgamated into one organisation. Queensland Ambulance Service. The result is an ambulance service that is the fourth largest in the world.
(Source: Queensland Ambulance Service website)
- Recorded by
- Shirley and Trevor McIvor
- Date recorded
- 1 April 2009
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