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Camp Cable Memorial
Camp Cable Memorial
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Cairn commemorates the site of Camp Cable United States Army base which operated in the area from 1942 to 1945 during World War Two.

In March 1942 the 32nd Infantry Division "The Red Arrows" sailed from San Francisco and arrived in Australia on 22 April 1942, and trained at Camp Adelaide, Australia. In July 1942 the 129th and the 120th Field Artillery units of the 32nd left Adelaide for a new camp initially called Camp Tamborine near Logan Village south of Brisbane. Most of the personnel were sent overland by train but others were sent on 5 Liberty ships. Three days later while off the New South Wales coast, one of the Liberty ships was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on its journey from Adelaide to Brisbane. The only death was that of 25 year old sergeant Gerald O. Cable, Service Company, 126th Infantry, from Michigan. When the 32nd moved into their new camp at Tamborine they called it Camp Cable after the late Gerald O. Cable.

Note: As of 2012, the Camp Cable Memorials were removed from their original site to Logan Village RSL, 82 Quinzeh Creek Road, Logan Village to make way for development roadworks. 


Address:82 Quinzeh Creek Road, Logan Village RSL , Logan Village, 4207
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.766826
Long: 153.116537
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945


Front Inscription

           CAMP CABLE
         1942 - 1944

Source: SKP,QWMR, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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