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

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

    6 November 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

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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 Withdrawn from the Middle East in 1942, the Battalion returned to Australia for jungle warfare training before seeing action against the Japanese in New Guinea in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.