Services

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

  • 2/4th Field Regiment Association 2018

    21 October 2018, 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 Council with Scotch College 2018

    26 October 2018, 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 in 1941, the El Alamein battles in 1942, the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea in 1943, and the landings in British North Borneo in 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 Australian Division Council will be joined by Scotch College for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information. 

  • Returned & Services League of Australia, Hellenic Sub-Branch Inc. 2018

    28 October 2018, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • 2/6 Cavalry Commando 2018

    3 November 2018, 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.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - November 2018

    4 November 2018, 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 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.

  • 2/8th Battalion Infantry Association with Macarthur St Primary School 2018

    7 November 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion Association will be joined by Macarthur St Primary School for the commemorative service, as part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program.

    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 Greek and Cretan 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.