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


Address:54 Forbes Street , Trundle War Memorial School of Arts, Trundle, 2875
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.921361
Long: 147.709439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

Australian Korean War Veteran
60th Anniversary

Memory of Korea

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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