Services

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

  • Returned & Services League of Australia, Hellenic Sub-Branch Inc. 2017

    28 October 2017, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Light Horse: Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba

    31 October 2017, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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    At dusk on 31 October 1917 the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade executed a successful mounted charge against entrenched Turkish forces at Beersheba. By defying prevailing military doctrine which held that rapid-fire weapons had signaled the end of the mounted warrior, the Australian Light Horse struck the decisive blow at the Battle of Beersheba and secured a place in military history. To commemorate the centenary of the battle and the legend of the Australian Light Horse, there will be a special wreath laying service on the Shrine Forecourt at 11am, supported by a procession of horses and riders in Light Horse uniform (available to meet after the Service).

     

  • 2/6 Cavalry Commando 2017

    3 November 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C56

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    Each year on 3rd November a service is held to honour the officers and men of the Regiment - both those who fell in battle and those since departed.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - November 2017

    5 November 2017, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Dr. Michael Lawriwsky
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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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.

  • 4th Australian Field Regiment with Caulfield Grammar 2017

    8 November 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C59

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    The Regiment’s tree was established on the Shrine Reserve during “Australia Remembers “ Year, 1995. They decided on an Annual Pilgrimage at Remembrance time for a Memorial Service. The Pilgrimage is in honour of all men who served in the Regiment and to the members who made the supreme sacrifice.

  • 2/8th Battalion Infantry Association with Macarthur Street Primary School 2017

    9 November 2017, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    The 2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion Association will be joined by Macarthur St Primary School for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information.

    Raised in Melbourne at the outset of the Second World War the 2/8th first saw action in North Africa as part of the 6th Division before participating in the disastrous Greek and Cretan campaigns. Withdrawn from the Middle-East in 1942 the Battalion returned to Australia for jungle warfare training before being seeing action against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1944-45.

    The Battalion commemorates the service of its members on the second Sunday in November each year. The Battalion suffered 94 killed and 272 wounded during the war.