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17-May-2015
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The monument commemorates those who died and those who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1956. 

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:Electra Street, Lions Remembrance Park, Bundaberg West, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.875642
Long: 152.332019
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th October, 1999
Front Inscription

In memory of those Australians who died in the Korean War and in honour of those who served

1950 - 1956

Bless the land and the people of Australia.

Plaque :

This memorial was dedicated by Pastor Stewart W. Law, BA (Thl)  
(Vietnam veteran 1965 - 66)
27th October 1999.

Committee of the Bundaberg & District Korean War Veterans
1999 - 2000

President          W R Bennett L M   Army
Vice President  P L Goss                Army
Sec/Treasurer  K A Smith               Army
Committee :      A R Slapp              RAN
                         G P B Heming       Army UK
                         M N Velvin             Army NZ
                         A A Kane               RAAF

Lest We Forget

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