Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - July 2018

    12 July 2018, 11:30am

     Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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     In July, we commemorate the following important dates:

    10 July 1911: Formation of the RAN
    On the 10th July, 1911, HM King George V bestowed on the Permanent Naval Forces the title Royal Australian Navy and approved of Australian ships of war being called ‘His Majesty’s Australian Ship’.

    1 July 1916: The Battle of the Somme
    The opening day of the Battle of the Somme was the bloodiest day in British or Commonwealth history with more than 60,000 men lost on the first day of the battle alone. The campaign would last for months and cost the Australian Imperial force more than 23,000 casualties.

    4 July 1918: The Battle of Hamel
    This battle was the first set-piece operation planned and conducted under Lieutenant General Sir John Monash. It came to be regarded as a model for later Western Front battles.

    19 July 1941: The Battle of Cape Spada
    HMAS Sydney sinks the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni in the battle of Cape Spada off Crete.

  • Bastille Day - Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria 2018

    14 July 2018, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Association Des Anciens Combattants Francais De Victoria holds a commemorative service to honour the service of French and Australian soldiers each year on Bastille Day (July 14th), the French National Day.

  • Australasian Tempsford Veterans & Relatives Association (ATVARA) 2018

    CANCELLED

    This Association is now part of Bomber Command, the Bomber Command Service on June 10, 2018 will now incorporate ATVARA

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  • Battle of Fromelles 2018

    19 July 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at the Cobbers Memorial

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This annual pilgrimage by the Friends of the 15th Brigade commemorates the battle at Fromelles, fought on July 19, 1916. This was the first major action involving Australian troops on the western front. It proved disastrous, with nearly 2,000 Australians killed in attacks on strong German positions.

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  • RAN Recruits July 2018

    22 July 2018, 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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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - July 2018

    22 July 2018, 1:30pm

     Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    This service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who have 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.

    In particular, we remember the service of men and women who served in units from World War I and World War II who once would have attended their annual Pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

    In World War I, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

    In World War II, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them.