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Missing in Action : 27-June-2012
Missing in Action : 27-June-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the service personnel who remain on the battlefields in North Korea.

There are 43 Australian servicemen listed as missing in action in the Korean War, from a total of more than 17,000 Australians who served.  There were 22 Australian Army soldiers, 18 Royal Australian Air Force airmen, 2 Royal Australian Navy aircrew and 1 transport personnel who were classified "missing in action" with all presumed to have been killed in action.

The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea. Personnel from the Australian Army, RAAF, and RAN 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:300 Waterdale Road, Remembrance Garden, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, 3081
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event STart Date:26-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953

Dedication

Front Inscription

Lest We Forget
Our Comrades Who Remain On The Battlefields Of North Korea

Army
Army 1 - 2 - 3 RAR
[ Names ]

RAAF  
RAAF - 77 Squadron
[ Names ]

RAN  
RAN - Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron
[ Names ]

Missing In Action Their Souls Finding Their Way Home
This plaque was generously donated by Le Pine Funerals as a community service project

Source: MA
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