Services

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

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - December 2017

    14 December 2017, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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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 Gallipoli
    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 2017

    17 December 2017, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall
     

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. This service focuses on the Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars.

    In the First World War, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In the Second World War, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them

  • Friends of Gallipoli Inc. 2017

    20 December 2017, 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.

  • 2/29 Battalion AIF Association 2018

    14 January 2018, 10:00am

     Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    Remembrance for those who lost their lives at Muar Malay and Singapore and in the following years. The date commemorates when the Battalion first went into action at Muar Malaya: 600 men came up against the Japanese Imperial Guards Division and held them up for 3 days. Later another 3 days at Bakri and Parit Sulong cost over 400 killed and missing. Destroyed 9 tanks with help from 2/4 A.T.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - January 2018

    18 January 2018, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    In the month of January, we commemorate the events as follows:

    9 January 1917: Light Horse captures Rafa
    The Allies, led by the ANZAC Mounted Division, take the Turkish outpost of Rafa on the Egypt-Palestine border. Together with the earlier capture of Magdhaba this action provides the Allies a secure base for their advance into Palestine.

    3-5 January 1941: Battle of Bardia
    The attack and capture of the Italian held city of Bardia, Libya marked the beginning of Australia's first major ground campaign of the Second World War.

    9 January 1966: Operation Crimp, Vietnam
    1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment is involved in heavy fighting in Viet Cong tunnels during Operation Crimp.

  • 2/22 Battalion Lark Force Association 2018

    21 January 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    The 2/22nd Infantry Battalion, part of the 23rd Brigade of the 8th Division, was raised on 1 July 1940, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Howard Carr. The battalion was initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne but on 11 July moved to Trawool in central Victoria for training. On 24 September the 2/22nd began to move to Bonegilla, near Wodonga on the New South Wales–Victoria border. The battalion made the 235 km journey on foot and arrived on 4 October. Training soon resumed, occupying the battalion until it entrained for Sydney, ultimately bound for New Britain on 17 April 1941.