Ceremonies Archive

  • 2/6 Cavalry Commando 2020

    3 November 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C56

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Each year on 3rd November a service is held to honour the officers and men of the Regiment - both those who fell in battle and those since departed. 

  • 4th Australian Field Regiment with Caulfield Grammar 2020

    4 November 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C59

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Regiment's tree was established on the Shrine Reserve during the 'Australia Remembers' Year 1995. They decided on an Annual Pilgrimage at Remembrance time for a Memorial Service. The pilgrimage is in honour of all men who served in the Regiment and to the members who made the supreme sacrifice. 

    The 4th Australian Field Regiment will be supported by students and staff of Caulfield 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.

  • 2/8th Infantry Battalion Association with Macarthur St Primary School 2020

    6 November 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Raised in Melbourne at the outset of the Second World War, the 2/8th first saw action in North Africa as part of the 6th Division before participating in the disastrous Greece and Crete campaigns. Withdrawn from the Middle East in 1942, the Battalion returned to Australia for jungle warfare training before seeing action against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1944-45.

    The Battalion commemorates the service of its members in November each year. The Battalion suffered 94 killed and 272 wounded during the Second World War.

    The 2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion Association will be supported by students and staff of Macarthur Street 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.

  • Legacy Remembrance Service 2020

    8 November 2020, 11:00am


    Wreath laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative 

    TBA

     

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  • 4th Anti-Tank Association 2020

    8 November 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D34

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Raised in Victoria in 1940, the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment saw service on the Malayan peninsula where much of the unit was captured in the fall of Singapore. One battery, still serving in Australia at this time, would go on to aid in the defence of Darwin and northern Australia. 

  • Remembrance Day 2020

    11 November 2020, 10:15am

    Shrine Representatives:
    All available Trustees, Life Governors and Governors

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  • Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria 2020

    11 November 2020, 11:20am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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     The Association, which has branches all over the world, commemorates the service and sacrifice of French soldiers on Remembrance Day each year. On this day the Association also remembers those Australians who gave their lives on French soil in the First World War and for French freedom in the Second World War.

    The Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria will be supported by students and staff of Camberwell 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.

  • RAE Association 2020

    CANCELLED

    This service has been cancelled and will no longer be held at the Shrine, it has been added to the Monthly Remembrance service for November.

     

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  • Gurkha/Nepalese Wreath Laying Service 2020

    15 November 2020, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree G55

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Each year on the closest Sunday to Remembrance Day the service and sacrifice of the Gurkha regiments is honoured at their memorial plaque. This plaque was dedicated on Remembrance Day 2007 and is located near the Legacy Garden in the Shrine Reserve. Please ask staff for directions if necessary.

  • 9RAR Association 2020

    15 November 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR) was raised in November 1967 for service in the Vietnam War. After training and a working up period, the unit was deployed to Vietnam in November 1968 where it saw active service over the next 12 months as part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF). 

    An annual service is held each year on the first Sunday following Remembrance Day to commemorate the raising of the unit, and its first and last days of active service in Vietnam.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - November 2020

    15 November 2020, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    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.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - November 2020

    19 November 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    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 Sydney and Vietnam Logistic Support Unit 2020

    19 November 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    This service is held on the 19th of November each year.

  • 2 Australian Field Ambulance Association 2020

    22 November 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C43

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Blackburn RSL Sub-branch 2020

    24 November 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Blackburn RSL is conducting a pilgrimage and wreath laying to remember past service members of their Sub-branch.

  • Australian Legion of Ex-Service Men and Women 2020

    25 November 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E14

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service usually occurs on the last Wednesday of November each year.

  • 106 Tank Attack Regiment Association 2020

    29 November 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    A commemorative service is held on the last Sunday of November each year. This marks the Regiment's last month of active operations during the Second World War. The day is also the anniversary of the dedication of the unit's memorial tree and plaque at the Shrine.