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Korean War Memorial : 21-March-2012
Korean War Memorial : 21-March-2012

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The plaque commemorates the service men and women 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:Liebig & Merri Streets, Warrnambool RSL, Warrnambool, 3260
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.387223
Long: 142.480539
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:Saturday 27th October, 2001
Front Inscription

Korean War

1950 - 1953
On Active Service

1953 - 1957

Dedicated to the Australian servicemen and women who served in Korea and to those who gave their lives in defence of freedom.  

Freedom is not free

Korean Veterans Association of Australia Inc
27 October 2001

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