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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||29-June-1950|
|Actual Event End Date:||27-July-1953|
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