Army Camp

On 2nd September, 1916, during World War I, an army training camp was established in Altona in the area south of the railway between Bayview Street and Millers Road and the beach. Special troop trains were run to bring soldiers and visitors during this period. Accommodation reached about 1,400 but the camp was closed in November of the same year due to the conscript plan failure.

Reference

A History of Altona

by Allan J. Clark Hon Secretary and Members of the Altona Historical Society

First published 1974, second edition 1978