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The memorial was dedicated at the Anzac Sunday service on 21 April 2013. A flagpole stands behind the 'Stone of Remembrance', a large white painted rock with the words 'Lest we forget' painted on its surface in black. The memorial has numerous bronze plaques in proximity and a Lone Pine planted at the service.
There were 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, and a plaque lists 43 veterans who are classified as ‘Missing in action’ (MIA) presumed dead and remain on the battle fields of Korea due to North Korea isolation policy.
This war memorial replaces the Baulkham Hills Shire Memorial previously at Arthur Whitling Park, corner Old Northern Road and McMullen Avenue, Castle Hill NSW. It was removed to allow for the construction of the Castle Hill, North West metro station. The archived information for the old memorial can be found here.
More information on the Korean War can be found on the Australian War Memorial website.
This plaque to dedicate the new war memorial for Castle Hill was unveiled by The Honourable Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW on Anzac Sunday, 21st April 2013.
In memory of Korea 1950 – 1956.
Australian Women’s Services.
Royal Australian Air Force. Per ardua-ad astra.
Returned and Services League Australia.
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces [Rising sun badge].
Royal Australian Navy.
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women from the Electorate of Mitchell who have served in the Armed Forces of Australia and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice. Lest we forget.
Australia Remembers 1945 – 1995. In remembrance of the men and women who served Australia in the time of conflict during World War 2. Lest we forget.
MN Australia [Merchant Navy]
Lest We Forget. Our comrades who remain on the battlefield of North Korea.
Army 1-2-3 RAR [Names]
RAAF - 77 Squadron [Names]
RAN - Fleet Air ARM - 805 Squadron [Names]
Missing in action their souls finding their way home
From the seeds of the Lone Pine overlooking Gallipoli this tree was planted by the Honourable Barry O'Farrell MP Member for Castle Hill and Dominic Perrottet MP Member for Castle Hill in the prescence of the Mayor and Councillors of The Hills Shire Council on Anzac Sunday 21st April 2013.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Private||W T H||Lord||Korea 1950/53||MIA 13.07.1952||2/400437||ARMY||3rd Battalion RAR||view|
|Private||W R||Kunkel||Korea 1950/53||MIA 16.11.1952||1/1641||ARMY||1st Battalion RAR||view|
|Temporary Corporal||W K||Murphy||Korea 1950/53||MIA 24.04.1951||3/400143||ARMY||3rd Battalion RAR||view|
|Private||T R||Foot||Korea 1950/53||MIA 14.05.1953||2/401322||ARMY||3rd Battalion RAR||view|
|Private||T G||Wallace||Korea 1950/53||MIA 13.07.1952||3/400430||ARMY||3rd Battalion RAR||view|
|Private||R W||Shennon||Korea 1950/53||MIA 14.01.1953||1/400304||ARMY||3rd Battalion RAR||view|
|Sub Lieutenant||R J||Coleman||Korea 1950/53||MIA 02.01.1952||RAN||Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron||view|
|Pilot Officer||R G||Robinson||Korea 1950/53||MIA 16.02.1952||22422||RAAF||77 Squadron||view|
|Private||R D||Rootes||Korea 1950/53||MIA 11.12.1952||2/5124||ARMY||1st Battalion RAR||view|
|Pilot Officer||P B||Chalmers||Korea 1950/53||MIA 26.03.1953||35079||RAAF||77 Squadron||view|
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