Missing in Action Print Page Print this page

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A plaque commemorates the servicemen who remain on the battlefields of North Korea.  Of the 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, 43 were classified as ‘missing in action’ (MIA) and presumed dead.

The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea. Personnel from the Australian Army, RAAF, and RAN fought as part of the United Nations (UN) multinational force, defending South Korea from the Communist force of North Korea.

The end of the war came with the signing of an armistice on 27 July 1953, three years and one month after the war began. The ending was so sudden that some soldiers had to be convinced it really was over. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1957.


Address:Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph, Launceston, 7250
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.438528
Long: 147.133286
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953


Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Our comrades who remain on the battlefields of North Korea

Army 1 - 2 - 3 RAR [ Names ]

RAAF  RAAF - 77 Squadron [ Names ]

RAN  RAN - Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron [ Names ]

Missing in action their souls finding their way home

This plaque was generously donated by Finney Funeral Services as a community service project

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design