List of Australian prisoners of war in the Korean War

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Horace William Madden, GC. Madden died of malnutrition in 1951 while a prisoner of war in North Korea.

This is a list of Australian prisoners of war in the Korean War. During the Korean War a total of thirty Australian servicemen were captured by North Korean or Chinese forces and held as prisoners of war. Twenty-four Australian Army and six Royal Australian Air Force were prisoners of war.

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Name Rank Unit Date of capture Fate
Glen Brown Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 January 1953 Released 23 April 1953
Donald Pattison Buck Corporal 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 21 January 1951 Released on cessation of hostilities
Lawrence Edward Buckland Corporal 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 21 January 1951 Released 9 February 1951
Dennis Douglas Condon Private 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 23 August 1952 Released on cessation of hostilities
John Frederick Davis Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 January 1953 Released 23 April 1953
Brian Thomas Davoren Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 January 1953 Released 23 April 1953
Eric Donnelly Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 14 January 1953 Released 23 April 1953
Vance Drummond Wing Commander No. 77 Squadron RAAF 1 December 1951 Released during 1953
Phillip Jamieson Greville Brigadier 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 23 August 1952 Released on cessation of hostilities
Ronald David Guthrie Squadron Leader No. 77 Squadron RAAF August 1951 Released September 1953
Keith Roy Gwyther Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 24 April 1951 Released on cessation of hostilities
John Thomas Hannan Flight Lieutenant No. 77 Squadron RAAF February 1952 Released September 1953
Gordon Ronald Harvey Group Captain No. 77 Squadron RAAF January 1951 Released August 1953
Thomas Henry John Hollis Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 21 January 1951 Released on cessation of hostilities
Alfred Jacobs Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 14 August 1952 Released on cessation of hostilities
Edward George Light Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 21 January 1951 9 February 1951
John Houston Mackay Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 January 1951 23 April 1953
Horace William Madden Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 24 April 1951 Died of malnutrition 9 November 1951
James McCulloch Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 January 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities
Angus Peter McDonald Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 21 January 1951 Released 9 February 1951
Vivian Edward O'Brien Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 January 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities
Robert Henry Parker Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 24 April 1951 Released on cessation of hostilities
Edward James Perks Corporal 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 26 May 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities
Donald William Pinkstone Flying Officer No. 77 Squadron RAAF Unknown Released (date unknown)
Anthony Poole Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 January 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities
George Smith Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 14 January 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities
Fred Speed Private 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 7 June 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities
Colin Montague Tesch Private 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 25 June 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities
Bruce Lachlan Thomson Flying Officer No. 77 Squadron RAAF 1 December 1951 Released (date unknown)
Charles Peter Yacopetti Lieutenant Colonel 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 26 May 1953 Released on cessation of hostilities

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