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Korean War Plaque : 16-11-2013
Korean War Plaque : 16-11-2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The plaque commemorates those who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1956. 

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 Two. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1956. Of the 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, 43 were classified as ‘missing in action’ (MIA) and presumed dead.


Address:Calder Highway & View Street, Soldiers Memorial grounds, Kangaroo Flat , 3555
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.798507
Long: 144.243785
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1956


Front Inscription

Korean War

1950 - 1953  On active service
1953 - 1956  Peacekeeping

Dedicated to Australian service men and women who served in Korea and those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom.

Served 17000 - Wounded 1216 - Prisoner of War 29 - Killed in Action 339

Freedom is not free


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