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Coffs Harbour Korean War Missing in Action Servicemen Plaque

Coffs Harbour Korean War Missing in Action Servicemen Plaque
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This war memorial is a bronze plaque with the emblems of the Australian Military Forces at the top: the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It lists the names of 43 Australian servicemen who were declared Missing In Action during the Korean War. The names are divided under three headings, as outlined in the Inscription section below.

The plaque is located in Anzac Park in Coffs Harbour. The park is used for various commemorative ceremonies held throughout the year.

Inscription

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 Victor Rullis Funeral Services as a community service project

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Pilot Officer Ernest Donald Armit Korean War, 1950–53 22221 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Corporal John Berkley Ashe Korean War, 1950–53 33706 Australian Army view
Lance Corporal Edmund George Bourke Korean War, 1950–53 2401173 Australian Army view
Private Francis Brady Korean War, 1950–53 4400156 Australian Army view
Flight Lieutenant Mark Astil Browne-Gaylord Korean War, 1950–53 23665 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Pilot Officer Peter Botley Chalmers Korean War, 1950–53 35079 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Private John King Christie Korean War, 1950–53 52514 Australian Army view
Lieutenant Keith Elwood Clarkson Korean War, 1950–53 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) view
Pilot Officer Maxwell Edwin Colbrook Korean War, 1950–53 5895 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Sub Lieutenant Ronald James Coleman Korean War, 1950–53 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) view

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Address
Anzac Park
8 Vernon Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Local Government Area
Coffs Harbour, City of
Setting
Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
2011-2012
Dedication date
27 July 2012
Conflict/s
Korean War, 1950–53
Materials
Bronze