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02-April-2015
02-April-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin / Roger Johnson

The memorial commemorates the Korean War and 43 soldiers who were declared "Missing in Action " during the conflict. 

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:Thompson & Bourke Streets, Albert Park, Cootamundra, 2590
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.638547
Long: 148.028944
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:19-April-1956

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2012
Front Inscription

Plaque:

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 Their Way Home

This plaque was generously donated by Ron & Margaret Robinson Cootamundra Trinity Funerals as a community service project

Source: MA
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