Hamilton Hill Memorial: Korean War remembered at local monument


Pictures: Matt Jelonek
Hamilton Hill Memorial: Korean War remembered at local monument
Hamilton Hill Memorial: Korean War remembered at local monument
Hamilton Hill Memorial: Korean War remembered at local monument
Pictures: Matt Jelonek

LOCALS used a service at the Hamilton Hill Memorial Monument to pay tribute to the 18,000 Australians who served in the Korean War.

Our country lost 339 Australians in what is often referred to as the Forgotten War, which was fought between 1950 and 1953.

Cockburn RSL ceremonial advisor said about 100 people attended the service last Wednesday.

They heard from guest speakers from the Royal Australian Navy, army and Royal Australian Airforce, who detailed Australia’s involvement.

“There are Korean War veterans alive – we had four from Cockburn and Fremantle there on Wednesday – and they need to be acknowledged and remembered for what they put in,” Mr Stanton said.