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Babinda Roll of Honour
Babinda Roll of Honour

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Russell Byers / John Huth

The monument commemorates those who served in World War One.  A plaque has been added to commemorate Donald 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.


Address:Munro Street, ANZAC Park, Babinda, 4861
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.344074
Long: 145.920718
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
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
Front Inscription

Roll of Honour
1914 - 1918.

[ Names ]

Back Inscription


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"

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