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Korean Avenue of Honour : October 2013
Korean Avenue of Honour : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The Avenue of Honour 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.

Location

Address:Melbourne Road & Bell Parade , Rippleside Park , Rippleside, 3215
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.126054
Long: 144.352454
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd November, 1996
Front Inscription

Korean War Veterans

Avenue of Honour 

1996

Inscription in Proximity

Plaque on Korean War Memorial :

The Geelong Korean War Veterans Avenue of Honour officially opened by the Patron Major General Jim Hughes AO. DSO. MC. and Cr. Jerry Smith, J.P. Mayor, City of Greater Geelong on November 3, 1996

 

Source: MA
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