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

  • 57/60 Battalion Association 2019

    28 April 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The 57/60 Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which served during the Second World War. Formed in 1930 as part of the Militia they amalgamated the 57th and 60th Battalions and were assigned to the 15th Brigade 3rd Division in Victoria. At the start of the war they served a garrison role in Australia before being deployed to New Guinea in 1943, where they served for 18 months before returning to Australia. In April 1945 they participated in the advance towards Buin town on the southern sector of Bougainville island (PNG). The battalion disbanded in March 1946.

    The 57/60 Battalion Association was formed in 1945 and held their inaugural service on the first Sunday following ANZAC Day in 1946.

  • 57/60 Battalion Association 2020

    26 April 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:

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    The 57/60 Battalion (AIF) Association holds a small service each year to commemorate the service and sacrifice of its members. This service is traditionally held on the first Sunday following ANZAC Day. This tradition was born at the Association's first function, the first Sunday after ANZAC Day 1946, following the creation of the organisation in 1945.