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04-August-2018 [Sandra Brown]
04-August-2018 [Sandra Brown]

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The monument commemorates Australians who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.   A plaque at the base lists the names of those Australians missing in action. 

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:Hare Street , Civic Centre Gardens, Echuca, 3564
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.123683
Long: 144.748548
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 2011
Front Inscription


The Korean War
25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953
Total Australian Forces 17164
Total deaths : Army 293, RAAF 41, RAN 5
Prisoners of War 29, Wounded 1216
44 Missing in Action

In memory of all who served  

Lest We Forget  

11. 11. 11

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 Kyabram & District Funerals as a community service project

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