Veterans of ‘Forgotten War’ honoured

Australian soldiers after the Battle of
Australian soldiers after the Battle of

The Korean War Veterans Memorial Service will pay tribute to those who fought in the ‘Forgotten War’ that began in June 1950 and ended with the signing of an armistice in July 1953. More than 1200 Australians were wounded during the three-year war, with 339 killed.

Memorial Hall Monument in Hamilton Hill will play host to the service, with RSL vice-president Arthur Stanton saying he expected a solid turnout for the event’s second year in Cockburn.

‘The fact that we used to hold it on April 24, a day before Anzac Day, meant it got lost a little bit,’ Mr Stanton said.

‘But now we have a standalone event people have really got behind it, which is important because we lost 339 Australian soldiers.’