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Korean War Plaque : 28-September-2012
Korean War Plaque : 28-September-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates those who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. 

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:Centre Dandenong Road, Memorial Precinct, Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL, Cheltenham, 3192
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.968847
Long: 145.08943
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:27-July-1953


Front Inscription

Korean War
29. 6. 1950 - 27. 7. 1953

Number enlisted : 10,657 ARMY 
                              4,507 RAN
                              2,000 RAAF (Approx.)
Killed in action       339   ARMY
Died of wounds      N/A RAN
And other causes : N/A RAAF
Wounded :              1,216 ARMY
                                N/A RAN
                                N/A RAAF
POWS:                    29
                               1 died while captive

Funded by D.V.A. and Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL


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