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03-May-2015
03-May-2015
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A framed paper plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

Location

Address:54 Forbes Street , Trundle War Memorial School of Arts, Trundle, 2875
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.921361
Long: 147.709439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea

Dedication

Front Inscription

AUSTRALIAN KOREA WAR VETERAN
60th Anniversary

MEMORY OF KOREA
         1950-56

    In Memory of
The Battle of Kapyong
22nd to 25th of April 1951

To the boys we left behind

Remember the march through Sydney ? We were really glad that day,
We were "going to Korea"and it has to end this way.

And the days we spent on the Devonshire our first long voyage by ship -
We laugh and joked, not dreaming that this was your "one way trip".

It`s still hard to believe that it`s happened that you`ll march with us no more,
That you`ve "grounded arms" forever, and have fought your last cruel war.

Yes, we`re going back to Aussie, mate and we`re going to march again
and we`ll try to make it a better place so you won`t have died in vain.

And while the band is playing our marches old and new
We`ll swing along there proudly knowing you are marching too.

Yes, you`ll always march beside us and when our time is through
We`ll muster of that "Last Parade" to march again with you.

By Private P J Patterson
Poem reproduced by KWVA Recognition Committee NSW

 

Source: MA
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