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Memorial commemorates those who served in the Korean War.

The Korean War (25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union.

3 RAR was rapidly committed as Australia's main land force contribution to the United Nations forces in the Korean War. After a period of intensive training and reinforcement in Japan, the battalion arrived in South Korea in late September 1950. The battalion formed part of the 27th Commonwealth Brigade and took part in the United Nations offensive into North Korea and the subsequent retreat into South Korea following the Chinese offensive in the winter of 1950–51. It was one of three units to receive the Presidential Unit Citation (US) after the Battle of Kapyong.

In addition to combat personnel, the Australian military provided the majority of supply and support personnel to BCOF, which was superseded in 1952 by British Commonwealth Forces Korea (BCFK). Australian, British, Canadian, Indian and New Zealand units were part of BCFK.


Address:Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Garden, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.888792
Long: 147.325031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th April, 2003
Front Inscription

This monument designed and developed by the Korea Veterans Tasmania is dedicated to all the members of the Australian Defence Forces who served in Korea.  27.6.1950 - 19.4.1956

These volunteers who fought in battle and survived, and the 339 who paid the supreme sacrifice will be remembered here forever - Lest We Forget

Royal Australian Regiment - 1st 2nd & 3rd Battalions

Royal Australian Navy - Eleven ships

Royal Australia Air Force - No 77 Squadron

Royal Australia Nursing Corps.


Korea 1950 - 56

Kapyong / Maryang-San / The Hook

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

Lest We Forget

Our comrades who remain on the battlefield of North Korea

Army 1 - 2 -3 RAR

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RAAF - 77 Squadron

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RAN - Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron

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Missing in action their souls finding their way home

This plaque was generously donated by Turnbull Family Funerals as a community service project

Source: MA
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