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Plaque commemorates Australia's involvement the Korean War and honours those who served.

Only five years after the end of the Second World War, Australia became involved in the Korean War. Personnel from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and the Australian Regular Army (ARA) were committed soon after the war began and would serve for the next three years in the defence of South Korea.

The Liberal government of Australia, led by Prime Minister Robert Menzies, immediately responded to the UN resolution by offering military assistance. 17,000 Australians served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953, and they suffered 339 dead, and 1200 wounded.

Location

Address:23-25 William Street, Beaudesert RSL, Beaudesert, 4285
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.989323
Long: 152.997462
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Approx. Event Start Date:1950
Approx. Event End Date:1953
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2013-2013
Source: DVA
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