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Korean War Plaque / March 2013
Korean War Plaque / March 2013
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque 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:Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park , Tweed Heads, 2485
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.17
Long: 153.544172
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

The Korean War

1950 - 1953

The Association of Queensland Korea Veterans Incorporated remembers with pride the men and women of Australia`s 
Navy, Army, and Air Force who volunteered and served their country in the Korean War

KIA 339    WIA 2216     POW 29

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