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The plaque commemorates those who actively served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953, and those who served on peacekeeping duties from 1953 to 1956.

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:Murray Street, Memorial Park , Rutherglen, 3685
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.05472
Long: 146.458313
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


Front Inscription

Korean War

1950 - 1953       1953 - 1956
Active service     Peacekeeping


Source: MA
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