A Liberal Government will commit $300,000 towards establishing a new Korean War Memorial within the grounds of Kings Park to honour West Australian personnel who served in the conflict.
Shadow Minister for Veterans Issues Tjorn Sibma said that 1673 West Australians fought in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953, with 34 killed in action and six listed as missing.
“Western Australia is one of the few Australian jurisdictions that does not have a memorial specifically dedicated to those who served in the Korean War,” Mr Sibma said.
“We believe that the brave sacrifice of these servicemen and women should be honoured with this memorial, which has received unanimous support from the Returned and Services League of Western Australia.”
Mr Sibma said the completion of the project on May Drive was planned to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice on 27th July, 2023.
“It will be a poignant reminder for future generations, so that the sacrifice of West Australians during what is often referred to as the ‘Forgotten War’ will always be remembered,” he said.