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07-October-2013
07-October-2013
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The plaque commemorates Australian service men and service women 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:Cameron Drive, Memorial Cross Reserve, Macedon Regional Park, Mount Macedon, 3441
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.387089
Long: 144.576422
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1956

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th March, 2003
Front Inscription

Korean War

1950 - 1953 Active Service  1953 - 1957 Peacekeeping

Dedicated to the Australian service men and women who served in Korea and those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom.

Served 17000 - Wounded 1216 - Prisoners of War 29 - Killed in Action 339

Freedom is not free

Korea Veterans Association of Australia Inc

15 March 2003

Source: MA
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