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Memorial built by Ron Armstrong and dedicated to Australian peacekeepers and soldiers of the Korean War.
Ron Armstrong built the memorial as a tribute to three mates who served with him in Korea from 1955-1956 as United Nations truce monitors. One died there in a vehicle accident.
United Nations peacekeepers patrolled the demilitarised zone (DMZ), which separated North and South Korea, and the Kansas line, the UN defensive positions. This was in the tense period after the Korean War (1950-1953) when thousands of North Korean troops were poised near the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) ready to attack. Three hundred and thirty-nine Australians died there between 1950 and 1956.
|Address:||ANZAC Avenue , Pine Rivers Memorial Gardens, Kallangur, 4503|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.251944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||29-June-1950|
|Actual Event End Date:||27-July-1953|
|Monument Designer:||Ron Armstrong|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 24th October, 1999|
KOREA WAR MEMORIAL
THE KOREA WAR
Australia was one of the first nations to commit forces with navy ships arriving in Korea on 29 Jun 1950 and 77 Sqn RAAF arriving on 1 July. The first Australian Ground Troops, 3 RAR, arrived in Pusan on 27 Sep 1950. Over the three years of war 14,087 Australian personnel were committed including 4784 RAN, 7724 Army and 1579 RAAF. Australians who lost their lives totalled 339, of these 293 were Army, 5 RAN and 41 RAAF.
This Plaque Was Unveiled
MAJ. GEN. W.B. "Digger" James
AO, MBE, MC, OStJ
Sunday 24 October 1999.
This Memorial Was
Designed And Constructed
MR. RON ARMSTRONG
In Memory Of
Three Mates Who Served In Korea.