Services

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

  • HMAS Lismore with Berwick Primary School 2019

    18 October 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree F01

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
     

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    HMAS Lismore was a Bathurst Class minesweeper built in Sydney and commissioned in 1941. She served during the Second World War with Battle Honours including Indian Ocean, Sicily, Pacific and Okinawa. She returned to Sydney in 1946 for decommission and transfer to the Royal Netherlands Navy.

    In October 2007, a plaque dedicated to HMAS Lismore was unveiled at the Shrine of Remembrance for the inaugural annual service held to honour those who served on her.

    The HMAS Lismore Association will be supported by students and staff of Berwick 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. 

  • 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion 2019

    20 October 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
     

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    Each year the 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion Association commemorates the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942) with a service at the Shrine of Remembrance. 

  • 2/4th Field Regiment Association 2019

    20 October 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid
     

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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 Annual Pilgrimage with Scotch College 2019

    25 October 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD
     

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    The 9th Division fought in four major campaigns during the Second World War: the Siege of Tobruk (1941), the El Alamein battles (1942), the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea (1943), and the landings in British North Borneo (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 Division Council will be supported by students and staff of Scotch College, 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.

  • Czechoslovak Ex-Servicemen's League 2019

    27 October 2019, 11:15am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree G60

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED 
     

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  • Returned & Services League of Australia, Hellenic Sub-branch Inc. 2019

    28 October 2019, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
     

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    The Hellenic RSL Sub Branch was founded in the 1970's to promote the contribution of the Hellenes to Australian wartime and peace keeping service throughout history. The current President Mr Steve Kyritsis OAM has written two books highlighting the contribution of Greek Australians that fought as part of the Australian Military forces in the two World Wars and Vietnam War.