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Babinda War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One.
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 decared a public holiday throughout the State."
Cairns Post (QLD), 27th April 1927.
|Address:||Munro Street, ANZAC Park, Babinda, 4861|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -17.344074|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Melrose & Fenwick (Townsville, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 25th April, 1927|
Roll of Honour
1914 - 1918.
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 1994.
He lies buried in Le Gue-de-la-Chaine Communal Cemetery
"A young man far from home"