Series VPRS 7512
Registers of Military Patients
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series 1915 - Circa 1944
  Series in Custody 1915 - 1944
  Contents 1915 - 1944
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1915 - 1934 Lunacy Department (located in Chief Secretary's Department) VA 2864
1934 - 1944 Department of Mental Hygiene (located in Chief Secretary's Department VA 475) VA 2865
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the Records Description List to identify the unit required.

  • Function / Content
    This series records the admission of patients received for treatment under the Mental Treatment Act 1915. This Act was proclaimed to facilitate the treatment of mental disorders caused by wounds, shock and other injuries sustained during World War I and World War II. Patients were sent by the heads of various sections of the armed forces.

    Details recorded include:
    - date
    - name
    - age
    - sex
    - marital status
    - occupation
    - soldier or sailor
    - address of relatives
    - causation
    - physical condition
    - discharged date
    - whether cured, not improved, committed to Hospital of the Insane.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries in these volumes have been allocated a sequential admission number. Volumes 1 and 2 indicate whether the patient was treated in Royal Park or Mont Park.

    It is virtually impossible to determine whether unit 3 was maintained by the same agencies as units 1 and 2, however as it is of a similar format and content to these units it has been placed in th

More research resourcesMore research resources
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
Previous SeriesPrevious Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
List/s of records in this seriesList/s of records in this series
Display entries per page
Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1915 - 1944 Part Open 3
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
More research resourcesMore research resources