|Left: Private York's position in the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Right: Majon'ni, Korea, 9th June 1953. Unidentified men of C Company, 2RAR, in the trenches of left forward Company position on 'The Hook' after relieving 1st Battalion King's Regiment|
One of those who sacrificed all was Private Gordon William York, aged 24 from Dubbo, who was born at Barmedman in the SW of the state. He was a member of the 2nd Batallion Royal Australian Regiment which, after training at Puckapunyal, was shipped to the peninsula aboard MV New Australia, arriving on 17 March 1953. The work was monotonous and dangerous, with many casualties caused by mines. 2RAR patrolled sections of the Jamestown line, in the area of the Imjin and Samichon Rivers. On 14 June 1953, Private York was killed in action. The armistic came into effect on 27th July, 1953.
|Lest we Forget|