Korean Veterans' Association of Australia Plaque
Bronze plaque dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Australia's Armed Forces who volunteered and served their country on the Korean War. The plaque displays the Association logo and indicates the Australian casualty levels of the conflict.
[CREST] KOREAN VETERANS'
OF AUSTRALIA (INC.)
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF AUSTRALIA'S NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE
WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE KOREAN WAR 1950-53.
KIA 339 WIA 1216 POW 29
- Conflicts commemorated
- Korean War, 1950–1953
- Unit memorials
- Memorial type
- Commemorative services held
- The Shrine is utilised for commemorative events.
- Additional information
The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea. Personnel from the Australian Army, RAAF, and RAN fought as part of the United Nations (UN) multinational force, defending South Korea from the Communist force of North Korea.
The end of the war came with the signing of an armistice on 27 July 1953, three years and one month after the war began. The ending was so sudden that some soldiers had to be convinced it really was over. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1957.
(Source: Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au)
- Recorded by
- Queensland War Memorial Register
- Date recorded
- 4 August 2009
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