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The plaque commemorates those who served 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:Bellarine Street, Ted Mankelow Garden of Reflection & Remembrance, Geelong Hospital, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.146111
Long: 144.356667
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 14th September, 2005
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Korean War

1950 - 1953      1953 - 1956
Active Service   Peacekeeping

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