NZ Memorial in Korea

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This memorial commemorates New Zealand’s contribution in the Korean War. It is located in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Korea (UNMCK) in Busan, where most of the New Zealanders who died in that conflict are buried. The then Prime Minister Helen Clark unveiled the memorial on 19 November 2005 during her visit to Korea for the APEC meeting. The ceremony was attended by 17 New Zealand Korean War veterans along with other distinguished guests.

Around 6,000 New Zealanders served with the United Nations’ forces in the Korean War and its aftermath (1950-57). The memorial is dedicated to those 6,000 who served, and commemorates the 45 who died, 34 of whom are buried in the cemetery; two naval personnel with no known graves are also commemorated there.

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