Services

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

  • 2/4th Australian General Hospital 2018

    8 April 2018, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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    The story of the 2/4 Australian General Hospital during WWII is one of which all Australians can be proud. While statistics do not convey the quality of the medical care involved, the fact that some 14,000 casualties passed through the hospital at Tobruk, 19,000 at Redbank and a further 10,000 at Jerusalem, Colombo and Labuan gives some idea of the immensity of their contribution. The record of service rendered by 2/4 AGH in many battlefields between 1940 and 1945 has seldom been surpassed.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - April 2018

    12 April 2018, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    In the month of April we commemorate the following events:

    29 April 1915: Sinking of the AE2
    The Australian submarine AE2 was the first submarine to penetrate the Dardanelles. After five days scouting and harassing Turkish forces the AE2 was attacked by Turkish gunboats, and following a brief fight was scuttled to prevent her capture.

    9 April 1942: Sinking of HMAS Vampire
    Having survived Japanese attacks on ‘Z Force’ - which saw the pride of the Royal Navy HMS Prince of Wales sunk - HMAS Vampire’s luck ran out in April 1942 when she was sunk along with the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes of the coast of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) by Japanese aircraft.

    23 April 1951: Battle of Kapyong
    The best known Australian action of the Korean War the Battle of Kapyong saw 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment blunt the communist advance on Seoul. More than 17,000 Australians in the Army, Navy and Air Force would serve with the United Nations forces defending South Korea, 340 would lose their lives and thousands more would serve in peacekeeping forces as late as 1957.

  • Loyal Orange Institution of Victoria 2018

    15 April 2018, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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  • Longbeach RSL 'Digger for a Day' 2018

    18 April 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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  • 22 Squadron with Corpus Christi Primary School 2018

    19 April 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B106

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • Melbourne Legacy Student's Service 2018

    20 April 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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    Legacy is a national voluntary organisation of veterans, servicemen and women and other volunteers who are dedicated to the care of the dependants of Australian Defence Force members, after the death of a spouse or parent during service, and to Australian and Allied families after operation service. Legacy was formed in 1923.