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16-May-2013
16-May-2013
Photographs supplied by Henry Moulds / Graeme Saunders

The plaque 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:Commercial Street West & Wehl Street, Vansittart Park, near War Memorial, Mount Gambier, 5290
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.826261
Long: 140.774331
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

In memory of all who served in the Korean War

1950 - 1953

Source: MA,RVWM
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