Ceremonies

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative events and ceremonies held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Edithvale / Chelsea RSL 'Digger for a Day' 2014

    The Edithvale / Chelsea RSL 'Digger for a Day' service for 2014 has been cancelled.

    The Edithvale / Chelsea RSL 'Digger for a Day' service for 2014 has been cancelled.

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    A joint effort by the Shrine of Remembrance and the Chelsea RSL Sub-Branch 'Digger for a Day' gives students in the Chelsea area the chance to make a special pilgrimage to the Shrine close to ANZAC Day each year. Special educational activities are organised for attending school groups who also attend a short service of remembrance during the day.

  • 2/14th Battalion Association 2014

    Wednesday 23 April, 9:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C62a

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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  • Melbourne Legacy Student's Service 2014

    Wednesday 23 April, 11:00am

    Ceremony and Wreath Laying at Cenotaph

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson (Legacy representative); Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD; Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM; Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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  • HQ 3rd Division Association 2014

    Thursday 24 April, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E 15

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD; Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The HQ 3rd Division Association holds its annual pilgrimage at the Shrine on the eve of ANZAC Day. The Association remembers the service and sacrifice of its members at this time.

  • Friends & Relatives of the 3'66 Club Signals (3 Aus Div Signals) with Greenhills P.S. 2014

    Thursday 24 April, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C1

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Ron Ledingham

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    Friends & Relatives of the 3'66 Club Signals will be joined by Greenhills 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. The 3'66 Club was the association for 2nd AIF Signals units. The club was formed by units present on Bougainville in October 1945 after the cessation of hostilities. In past years, the association gathered close to ANZAC Day to commemorate the service and sacrifice of its members. The Friends and Relatives now meet in their memory.

  • Friends of the 15th Brigade - Villers Bretonneux Day 2014

    Thursday 24 April, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Tree B 45

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED; Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD; Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian
     

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    Villers Bretonneux Day, April 24th, marks the successful counterattack and recapture of Villers Bretonneux in 1918. This action played a significant role in the overeall defeat of the German attack launched in March 1918.

    A service is held annually by the Friends of the 15th Brigade on April 24th each year at the Shrine of Remembrance. The 15th Brigade, which had suffered dreadfully in the ANZACs first major action on the Western Front at Fromelles, together with the 13th Brigade, was instrumental in this action.

    Villers-Bretonneux is today the main Australian site of commemoration in France.

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