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The monument 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:Main South & Flaxmill Roads, City of Onkaparinga Memorial Gardens, Morphett Vale, 5162
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.126688
Long: 138.523177
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:19-April-1956


Front Inscription

Korean War
1950 - 1953  Active Service
1953 - 1956  Peacekeeping

Dedicated to the 17,000 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel who served in Korea as part of the United Nations Multinational Force, and to those who gave their lives in the Defence of Freedom

25th June 1950 - 27th July 1953

Battle Honours

Kapyong 23rd - 24th April 1951
Mary Ang San 2nd - 8th October 1951
Samichon (The Hook) 26th - 27th July 1953

339 Killed in action - 1216 Wounded - 29 Prisoners of War

Lest We Forget


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