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Korean War Plaque : 28-September-2012
Korean War Plaque : 28-September-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates Australia's contribution of service personnel in the Koean 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. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1957.

Location

Address:Centre Dandenong Road, Memorial Precinct, Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL, Cheltenham, 3192
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.968847
Long: 145.08943
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event STart Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953

Dedication

Front Inscription

KOREAN WAR
29.6.1950 - 27.7.1953

Number enlisted : 10,657 ARMY 
                              4,507 RAN
                              2,000 RAAF (Approx.)
Killed in action       339   ARMY
Died of wounds      N/A RAN
And other causes : N/A RAAF
Wounded :              1,216 ARMY
                                N/A RAN
                                N/A RAAF
POWS:                    29
                               1 died while captive

Funded by D.V.A. and Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL

 

Source: MA
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