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13-July-2013
13-July-2013
Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald

The honour roll commemorates those from Geelong and Western District 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.

Location

Address:Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds Hall, Waurn Ponds, 3216
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.208028
Long: 144.277476
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953

Dedication

Front Inscription

Korean Veterans

Geelong & Western District Honour Roll

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Geelong R.S.L.

Source: MA
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