Ceremonies Archive

  • Australian Macedonian Community Commemorative Service - 2016 CANCELLED at Association Request

    2 August 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    2016 Commemoration cancelled at request of Association. This service will occur again in 2017.

  • Shrine visit by the Korean Ambassador

    3 August 2016, 11:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Air Vice -Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd) Chairman of Trustees
    Mr Dean Lee Chief Executive Officer

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  • 7 Battalions Combined 2016

    7 August 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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  • Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Inc (VAJEX Aust Inc) 2016

    7 August 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Wing Commander Peter Isaacson AM DFC AFC DFM
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    The Victorian Association Of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Inc cares for Jewish military personnel and is open to all who are currently serving, or have served, in Allied Forces. Membership is also open to their families as non-service members.

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  • Battle of Amiens 2016

    8 August 2016, 8:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

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    The Battle of Amiens, 8th August 1918, was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during the war. The efforts of the ANZAC Corps were orchestrated by General Sir John Monash and would be much lauded as an example of combined arms warfare in a conflict mostly remembered for the stalemate of trench warfare. Each year at 8am on the 8th of August a service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance to mark this battle and remember the men who fought it.

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  • 39th Australian Infantry Battalion (1941/43) Association (Kokoda Day) 2016

    14 August 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Western Visitor's Centre.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - August 2016

    17 August 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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     In the month of August we commemorate the following events:

    • 19 August 1914 – Departure of the AN&MEF
    The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force departed Sydney on 19 August 1914; its mission was to capture German possessions in the Western Pacific and in German New Guinea.

    • 6-7 August 1915 - Gallipoli
    From the sixth to the seventeenth of August 1915, what became known as the August Offensive was conducted in the hills behind ANZAC Beach and was followed by several days fighting resulting in 2,000 ANZAC casualties. The August Offensive created 21,500 casualties in the Allied forces, and ultimately led to the replacement of the commander and to the eventual evacuation.

    • 8 August 1916 – Mouquet Farm
    Mouquet Farm, near Pozieres, was the focus of nine separate attacks by Australian troops between 8 August and 3 September 1916. Some 11,000 Australians were killed or wounded in the fighting around Mouquet Farm.

    • 13 August 1941 – Formation of the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS)
    The Australian Women's Army Service was established to release men from certain military duties for service with fighting units. Members of the Australian Women's Army Service served in a variety of roles including clerks, typists, cooks and drivers.

    • 9 August 1942 - Loss of HMAS Canberra
    The Australian heavy cruiser HMAS Canberra was lost in action in the Solomon Islands in the Battle of Savo Island on 9 August 1942. Of the 819 Australians serving aboard her 84 lost their lives and 109 were wounded as a result of the battle. In honour of the ship's valour the United States Navy commissioned the USS Canberra in 1943, she remains the only US ship to be named after a foreign ship or city.

  • Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony 2016

    18 August 2016, 10:45am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee (Chairman) Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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  • RAN Recruits Pilgrimage - Emms Division August 2016

    21 August 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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  • Maltese Australian Association (Operation Pedestal) 2016

    21 August 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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  • Catalina Branch RAAFA Vic with Wesley College 2016

    21 August 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • Legacy Sunday 2016

    28 August 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    This service initiates Legacy Week.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - August 2016

    28 August 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Trustee Dr Michael Lawriwsky

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    This remembrance service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who served overseas in World War I, either in units of the Australian Military Forces or in ships of the Royal Australian Navy. Their names are recorded forever in the books displayed in the ambulatory of this Shrine of Remembrance. They served in the Middle East, on the Gallipoli peninsula, in France and on the oceans of the world.

    89,000 Victorians served overseas.
    19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

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  • National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association with Thomas Carr College

    31 August 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

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

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