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17-May-2015
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A monument commemorates those who died and those who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1956. 

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 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.

Location

Address:Electra Street, Lions Remembrance Park, Bundaberg West, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.875642
Long: 152.332019
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event STart Date:25-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th October, 1999
Front Inscription

In memory of those Australians who died in the Korean War and in honour of those who served

1950 - 1956

Bless the land and the people of Australia.

Plaque :

This memorial was dedicated by Pastor Stewart W. Law, BA (Thl)  (Vietnam veteran 1965 - 66)

27th October 1999.

Committee of the Bundaberg & District Korean War Veterans
1999 - 2000

President          W R Bennett L M   Army
Vice President  P L Goss               Army
Sec/Treasurer  K A Smith              Army
Committee :      A R Slapp              RAN
                           G P B Heming       Army UK
                           M N Velvin             Army NZ
                           A A Kane               RAAF

Lest We Forget

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