shrine.org.au

4th Australian Field Regiment with Caulfield Grammar

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of 4th Australian Field Regiment.

03 November 2021 11:00 am - 03 November 2021 11:30 am
Memorial Tree C59, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Child friendly

This service remembers all those who served in the 4th Australian Field Regiment.

The 4th Field Regiment was mobilised in December 1941 and went on to serve in New Guinea, Lae, the Ramu Valley and Bougainville. Over the course of the Second World War, they fired 25-pounder, 18-pounder and 4.5-inch Howitzer guns. By the end of the Bougainville campaign alone, the 4th had fired 62,723 rounds.

The 4th Field Regiment was officially disbanded on New Year's Eve 1945, having lost 15 men, and a further 19 wounded.

The regiment's memorial tree was dedicated in the 'Australia Remembers' year of 1995. Every year since, the members of the 4th Field Regiment Association hold a service at this tree. They are joined by the students and staff of Caulfield Grammar in remembering all those who served in the regiment.

Shrine Representative:

  • Shrine Governor Colonel Jason Cooke

Reviewed 02 August 2021

Was this page helpful?