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17-October-2016 [Peter Williams]
17-October-2016 [Peter Williams]

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Peter Williams

The plaque commemorates the servicemen who remain on the battlefields of North Korea.  Of the 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, 43 were classified as ‘missing in action’ (MIA) and presumed dead. The plaque is located on a wall behind the Cenotaph. 

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:Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.438534
Long: 147.133308
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:27-July-1953

Dedication

Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Our comrades who remain on the battlefields of North Korea

Army
Army 1 - 2 - 3 RAR
[ Names ]

RAAF  
RAAF - 77 Squadron
[ Names ]

RAN  
RAN - Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron
 Names ]

Missing in action their souls finding their way home

This plaque was generously donated by Finney Funeral Services as a community service project

Source: MA
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