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The plaque commemorates Australian defence force personnel missing in action from the Korean War. 

There are 43 Australian servicemen listed as missing in action in the Korean War, from a total of more than 17,000 Australians that 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.


Address:Chester Road & Warbler Avenue, Ingleburn RSL Memorial Gardens, Ingleburn, 2565
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.009404
Long: 150.869797
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:25-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th May, 2012
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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