Gordonvale Cemetery
Places of Significance - Cairns Regional Council

The Gordonvale cemetery lies north of the town and comprises both memorial and lawn cemeteries set in well-maintained grounds with light tree cover. The cemetery contains the graves of at least 20 local veterans, most of which are readily identifiable as military graves; either marble (such as Dewar's grave) or metal plaques on vertical stone (such as Ireland's grave). Regimental Sergeant Major Hubert Waring is the most senior NCO buried at Gordonvale. Waring was an Ingham born fruit-grower who originally enlisted with the 5th Light Horse Regiment and later served in the 13th Field Artillery Brigade where he was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major in 1919. Atherton born Trooper Jack Pollard, 11th Light Horse Regiment, was of Aboriginal descent and served in the Middle East during the latter years of the war.

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