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03-May-2015 (Arthur Garland)
03-May-2015 (Arthur Garland)
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland / Russell Byers

A plaque commemorates those who served in the Korean War.

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 armistice was signed at 10 am on 27 July 1953. Sporadic fighting continued throughout the day, but as evening fell the guns fell silent. The armistice came into effect at 10 pm, ending three years, one month, and two days of war in Korea.  Australian Forces remained in Korea as part of the multi-national peacekeeping force until 1957.

Over 17,000 Australians served during the Korean War, of which 340 were killed and over 1,500 were wounded. A further 29 had become prisoners of war.

Location

Address:101 Brisbane Street, Cowra Services Club, Cowra, 2794
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.834177
Long: 148.691434
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:1956

Dedication

Front Inscription

In Memory Of Korea

1950 - 1956

Source: MA
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