Ceremonies Archive

  • 2/2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 2020

    10 October 2020, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D10

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This regiment served in the Middle East, Papua New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies during the Second World War. 

  • RAN Recruits October 2020

    11 October 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher

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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - October 2020

    11 October 2020, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual Pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

    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.

  • Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women's Association of Victoria 2020

    14 October 2020, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Visitor's Centre

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association of Victoria was formed in 1926, providing welfare, advocacy, benefits and concessions to members of the veteran community.

  • 2/14 Field Regiment with Christ Church Grammar 2020

    15 October 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 2/14 Field Regiment was raised on 17 October 1940, initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, and later moved to Puckapunyal. They were stationed in New Guinea in 1944, providing necessary artillery support for the infantry and training; then moved to New Britain in January 1945 to relieve American troops and continue a limited offensive against the Japanese. At the end of the war the regiment moved to Rabaul as a garrison force, where it was gradually stood down due to demobilisation, until they returned to Australia in 1946 to be disbanded. 

    The 2/14 Field Regiment will be supported by students and staff of Christ Church Grammar, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association. 

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - October 2020

    15 October 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    The Shrine Monthly Memorial Service commemorates notable moments, battles and operations from Australia's military history. The wreath laid at this service honours events that have taken place in this month.

  • HMAS Lismore with Berwick Primary School 2020

    16 October 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree F01

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    HMAS Lismore was a Bathurst class minesweeper commissioned in 1941 for service in the Second World War. She was decommissioned in 1946. In October 2007, a plaque dedicated to HMAS Lismore was unveiled at the Shrine of Remembrance for the inaugural annual service held to honour those who served on her.

    The HMAS Lismore Association will be supported by students and staff of Berwick Primary School, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association. 

  • Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Remembrance Parade 2020

    18 October 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Remembrance Parade on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The regiment traces its origins to 1884 as D Company, 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, at which time it was known as the University Company. General Sir John Monash was a Colour Sergeant of this unit before taking a commission in the colonial and later Commonwealth militia. 

  • 2/4th Field Regiment Association 2020

    18 October 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Raised in 1940, with many of its men and officers drawn from the 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade based in St. Kilda, Melbourne, the 2/4th Field Regiment would go on to fight in North Africa and the Pacific.

  • 9th Division Annual Pilgrimage with Scotch College 2020

    23 October 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 9th Division fought in four major campaigns during the Second World War: the Siege of Tobruk 1941, the El Alamein battles 1942, the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea 1943, and the landings in British North Borneo 1945.

    Each year near to 23 October a service is held to mark the beginning of the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942), a battle which marked the beginning of the end for Axis forces in North Africa. The 9th Division will be supported by students and staff of Scotch College, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association. 

  • Czechoslovak Ex-Servicemen's League 2020

    25 October 2020, 10:00am

     Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree G 60
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  • 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion 2020

    25 October 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Each year the 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion Association commemorates the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942) with a service at the Shrine of Remembrance. 

  • Returned & Services League of Australia, Hellenic Sub-branch Inc. 2020

    28 October 2020, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Remembering the Armistice of Mudros 2020

    31 October 2020, 11:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This commemorative service marks the centenary of the coming into effect of the Armistice of Mudros at noon on the 31st October 1918. The Armistice was signed the previous day by representatives of the Entente Powers, represented by British Admiral Arthur Calthorpe, and those of the Ottoman Empire. The negotiations and signing ceremony took place aboard the Royal Navy warship HMS Agamemnon anchored in Mudros Bay in the northern Aegean island of Lemnos. The Armistice brought to an end the First World War across the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Just as HMS Agamemnon had played a major role as part of the Naval forces in the Gallipoli campaign, so the island of Lemnos had operated as an advance base throughout the campaign. For tens of thousands of Australian soldiers across the region, the First World War was now at an end.