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16-September-2013
16-September-2013
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The monument commemorates those Australians who died in service or were killed in action during 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:Valley View Drive, Memorial Park, McLaren Vale, 5171
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.216667
Long: 138.538056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event Start Date:25-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th June, 2010
Front Inscription

25-June-1950  Korean War  27-July-1953

Dedicated to the memory of the 339 Australians who fell in the Korean War

They died with men from other countries fighting to uphold the ideals of the United Nations

60th Anniversary 25 June 2010

Source: MA
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