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Location Anzac Park, Munro Street, Babinda, Cairns - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Painted concrete monument with marble insert and names inscribed in black.

"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.

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Built Melrose & Fenwick (Townsville, QLD)
Opened 25 April 1927 by Councillor S Warner
Inscription

Babinda
Roll of Honour
1914 - 1918.

[Names]

(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 1994.

He lies buried in Le Gue-de-la-Chaine Communal Cemetery

"A young man far from home"

Condition

Good

Names

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SHANG, Caleb James

Service number Q219599
Private
17th (QLD) Battalion VDC
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 4 Aug 1884

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HALLORAN, John Dominic Augustine

Service number 286A
Private
1st Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Feb 1894

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KIRKE, Gilbert Shuttleworth

Service number 903
Second Lieutenant
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jan 1894

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O'REILLY, William Edward

Service number 7303
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 May 1895

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