Services

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

  • Sembawang Association 2017

    10 December 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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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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  • 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 ANZAC. 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 Colonel Don Reid
     

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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.

  • 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: 
    TBA

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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.