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Korean War Memorial : October 2013
Korean War Memorial : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in the Korean War. There is also an Avenue of Honour dedicated to Korean War Veterans which was officially opened on the 3rd November 1996.

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: -38.126379
Long: 144.352481
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
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 Memorial

Plaque :

Korea

1950 - 53 (56)

To our fallen

Remembered always

We alone know

Plaque :

The City of Dandenong donated this site to the Korean War veterans

K.V.A. Padre John Brownbill R.F.D. dedicated this memorial on November 3rd. 1966.

Memorial Committee

John "Bushy" Burke - Chairman
Neville Holl - Coordinator
George Mitchell - Treasurer
Walter "Tug" Wilson - K.V.A. Delegate

Lest We Forget
 

Back Inscription

Korea 

1950 - 53 - 56

Lest We Forget

 

Source: RSLV, VWHI, MA
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