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The monument commemorates the 332 Australians who lost their lives in the Korean 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 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:Channel Highway & Freeman Street, W. L. Vince Memorial Park, Kingston, 7050
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.975947
Long: 147.307485
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953


Front Inscription

Korean War
1950 - 1953

In memory of the 332 Australians who lost their lives in this war

"... At the going down of the sun..."


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