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The monument commemorates all Defence Force Personnel who served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1956. A plaque is dedicated to those 43 Australians still missing in action from that conflict.

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:Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Garden, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.888792
Long: 147.325031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:27-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1956


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th April, 2003
Front Inscription

1950 - 1956
Korea - Veterans - Tasmania

This monument designed and developed by the Korea Veterans Tasmania is dedicated to all the members of the Australian Defence Forces who served in Korea.  
27. 6. 1950 - 19. 4. 1956

These volunteers who fought in battle and survived, and the 339 who paid the supreme sacrifice will be temembered here forever -

Lest We Forget

Royal Australian Regiment -
1st 2nd & 3rd Battalions

Royal Australian Navy -
Eleven Ships

Royal Australia Air Force -
No 77 Squadron

Royal Australia Nursing Corps.

Korea 1950 - 56

Kapyong / Maryang-San / The Hook

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

Lest We Forget

Our comrades who remain on the battlefield of North Korea

Army 1 - 2 -3 RAR
[ Names ]

RAAF - 77 Squadron
[ Names ]

RAN - Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron

[ Names ]

Missing in action their souls finding their way home

This plaque was generously donated by Turnbull Family Funerals as a community service project

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