Services

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

  • 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2017

    3 December 2017, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    The 29/46 Battalion Association holds its annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in December each year. The service is held to commemorate the Battalion's first action on 5th December 1943 on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea.

  • 2/25th and 2/31st Battalion Associations 2017

    CANCELLED

    Please note that this service has been cancelled, and has been incorporated into the Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service for December.

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    A short service of remembrance is held annually on the first Monday in December by the combined 2/25th and 2/31st Battalion Associations. Both Battalions served in North Africa and the Pacific theatre as part of the 7th Division, winning battle honours for such far-flung sites as Syria, Kokoda and Borneo.

    This date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the cessation of combat duties on the Kokoda Trail for the two Battalions in December 1942.

  • AMC/LSI (HMAS Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora & Assault) 2017

    9 December 2017, 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.

  • American Ex-Servicemen's Association 2017

    10 December 2017, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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    On 7 December 1941, Japan entered the Second World War by attacking the allied forces in the Pacific. The most infamous and deadly was a powerful air strike on the USA’s Pacific Fleet, peacefully anchored in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, with the aim of destroying the Fleet and thus the USA’s ability to influence the War in the Pacific region. The other attacks were meant to serve as preludes to full-scale invasion and occupation. The strategy behind the attacks called for roughly simultaneous attacks on Malaya, Thailand, American-held Guam and Wake, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

  • Sembawang Association 2017

    10 December 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion (2nd AIF) 2017

    10 December 2017, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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