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03-May-2015
03-May-2015
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The framed paper plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of 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:54 Forbes Street , Trundle War Memorial School of Arts, Trundle, 2875
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.921361
Long: 147.709439
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:29-June-2010

Dedication

Front Inscription

Australian Korean War Veteran
60th Anniversary

Memory of Korea
1950 - 56

In memory of the Battle of Kapyong
22nd to 25th of April 1951

To the boys we left behind

Remember the march through Sydney ? We were really glad that day,
We were "going to Korea"and it has to end this way.

And the days we spent on the Devonshire our first long voyage by ship -
We laugh and joked, not dreaming that this was your "one way trip".

It`s still hard to believe that it`s happened that you`ll march with us no more,
That you`ve "grounded arms" forever, and have fought your last cruel war.

Yes, we`re going back to Aussie, mate and we`re going to march again
and we`ll try to make it a better place so you won`t have died in vain.

And while the band is playing our marches old and new
We`ll swing along there proudly knowing you are marching too.

Yes, you`ll always march beside us and when our time is through
We`ll muster of that "Last Parade" to march again with you.

By Private P J Patterson
Poem reproduced by KWVA Recognition Committee NSW

 

Source: MA
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