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06-October-2016
06-October-2016
Photographs supplied by Ken May / Maris Herr

The monument commemorates those who served in the Korean War and those who remain on the battlfield of North Korea. 

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:Baylis & Morrow Streets, Victory Memorial Gardens, Wagga Wagga, 2650
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.109472
Long: 147.370281
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:19-April-1956

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th February, 2012
Front Inscription

In memory of Korea 

1950 - 1956

Plaque :

Lest We Forget

Our comrades who remain on the battlefield 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 the way home

This plaque was generously donated by John Bance & Son Funeral Home as a community service project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: MA
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