Services

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

  • Trustees Remembrance Service 2019

    25 September 2019, 9:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    All available Trustees, Life Governors and Governors.

    This service is closed to the Public.

     

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  • Polygon Wood Service (Friends of the 15th Brigade) 2019

    26 September 2019, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B45

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    On 25 September 1917, Australian troops of the 15th Brigade, while prepared and primed for the upcoming operation, successfully fended off a German attack south of their position. However, their advance the next day now began with uncertainty to the security of their flank.

    The British and dominion advance began at dawn on the 26th, with the 4th and 5th Divisions on the left and right of First ANZAC respectively. The infantry advanced behind a heavy artillery barrage and they secured most of their objectives without difficulty. To the south, the 15th Brigade, now reinforced by two battalions from the 8th, secured not only its own objectives but those allocated to the neighboring 98th British Brigade. The Germans launched several counter-attacks but these were thwarted by the heavy defensive artillery barrages.

  • Australian Commando Association 2019

    29 September 2019, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D49

    Shrine Representative: 
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw

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    The Australian Commando Association (Victoria) will hold their annual pilgrimage to the Shrine on the last Sunday of September, marking the establishment of the Commando cairn at Tidal River (Wilson's Promontory), birthplace of the Australian Commandos.

    Victorian Commando veterans and their families unable to attend the cairn at Tidal River mark their special occasions at their memorial tree on the Shrine Reserve. 

  • Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Remembrance Parade

    6 October 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Remembrance Parade on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
     

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    The Regiment serves as an officer training unit in the Australian Army Reserve, with lineage dating back to 1884 as D Company 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, when 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. As a training establishment they have never deployed as a fighting force, however MUR graduates have served in every major commitment of Australia's armed forces since Federation.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - October 2019

    6 October 2019, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Graeme Plumridge
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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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 World War I, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In World War II, 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 2019

    9 October 2019, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Auditorium

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo 
     

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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.