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Babinda War Memorial
Babinda War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Russell Byers / John Huth

The War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One. A plaque has been added to the memorial to commemorate Doanld Kairton who was killed in action during World War Two. 

The memorial was unveiled by the Chairman of the Cairns Shire Council, Councillor S. Warner on the 25th April 1927. The total cost of the memorial was £100. After the unveiling ceremony the huge crowd adjourned to Beattie's Theatre for the commemoration programme. At the meeting a resolution had been handed to the President of the Committee, Mr Evans, requesting " that ANZAC Day be declared a public holiday throughout the State."
Cairns Post (QLD), 27th April 1927.

Location

Address:Munro Street, ANZAC Park, Babinda, 4861
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.344074
Long: 145.920718
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Melrose & Fenwick (Townsville, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1927
Front Inscription

Babinda
Roll of Honour
1914 - 1918.

[Names]

Back Inscription

Plaque:
Donald Bertram Kairton
Warrant Officer 19 Sqn RAAF
Service Number 414694
Aged 22 years and 9 months

Tragically killed whilst flying in active service
over France on June 14th 1944.
He lies buried in Le Gue-de-la-Chaine Communal Cemetery

"A young man far from home"

Source: MA,MIV,QWMR
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