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A monument commemorates those who served in the Korean War and those who remain on the battlfield of North Korea. 

The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea. Personnel from the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, and the Royal Australian Navy fought as part of the United Nations (UN) multinational force, defending South Korea from the Communist force of North Korea.

The end of the war came with the signing of an armistice on 27 July 1953, three years and one month after the war began. The ending was so sudden that some soldiers had to be convinced it really was over. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1957.


Address:Baylis & Morrow Streets, Victory Memorial Gardens, Wagga Wagga, 2650
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.109472
Long: 147.370281
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:25-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th February, 2012
Front Inscription

In memory of

1950 - 1956

Plaque :

Lest We Forget

Our Comrades Who Remain On The Battlefield Of North Korea

Army 1 - 2 - 3 RAR
[ Names ]

RAAF - 77 Squadron
[ Names ]

RAN - Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron
[ Names]

Missing In Action Their Souls Finding Their Way Home
This Plaque Was Generously Donated By John Bance & Son Funeral Home As A Community Service Project










Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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