Ceremonies

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative events and ceremonies held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • AMC / LSI (HMAS Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora & Assault) 2016

    Saturday 10 December, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    Each year the AMC/LSI Association of Victoria hold a service on the closest Saturday before 15 December to honour and remember the men and women who served with HMAS WESTRALIA, KANIMBLA, MANOORA and ASSAULT. The 15 December marks the first major landing operation by an Australian Landing Ship Infantry (LSI) during WWII. As a unit of the United States 7th Fleet at Arawe, New Britain, it was HMAS WESTRALIA which took part in that historic operation carried out on 15 December 1943. Subsequent to the Arawe landing, HMAS WESTRALIA, KANIMBLA, MANOORA and ASSAULT all took part in several major landing operations culminating in the Allies celebrating VP Day on 15 August 1945.
  • Sembawang Association 2016

    Sunday 11 December, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion (2nd AIF) 2016

    Sunday 11 December, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - December 2016

    Thursday 15 December, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    In the month of December we commemorate the current and ongoing service of Australian Troops on peacekeeping and other operations.

    Evacuation from ANZAC. In October 1915 the British Government began to consider the need for evacuation. Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay were finally relinquished on 19 December, with Cape Helles following suit on 9 January 1916. The evacuations at Anzac Cove, Suvla Bay and Cape Helles were a triumph of staff planning. By the time of evacuation close to 46,000 allied troops had been killed during the fighting on land from a total of 250,000 casualties. The Turkish forces suffered losses that were possibly even greater.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - December 2016

    Sunday 18 December, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    This service is in memory of the Victorian service men and women who served overseas or in Australia in all wars, in ships or units of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army or the Royal Australian Air Force.

    The names of those who enlisted in Victoria and served overseas during the First World War are recorded in the books displayed in the ambulatory of this Shrine of Remembrance. They served in the Middle East, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, in France, in German New Guinea and on the oceans of the world. 89,000 Victorians served overseas and 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

    In the Second World War, 297,000 Victorians served overseas and 10,900 died. They served in many locations in the European, Middle Eastern and Pacific theatres.

    In later conflicts, Australians served in a wide variety of theatres, both as combatants and as peacekeepers, as the need arose. Many Australian men are women are currently serving overseas.

  • Friends of Gallipoli Inc 2016

    Tuesday 20 December, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    This service is being held to commemorate the beginning of peace at Gallipoli when the guns fell silent at the ANZAC sector in the early hour of the 20th of December, 1915.