Services

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

  • Returned & Services League of Australia, Hellenic Sub-branch Inc. 2020

    28 October 2020, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Remembering the Armistice of Mudros 2020

    31 October 2020, 11:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This commemorative service marks the centenary of the coming into effect of the Armistice of Mudros at noon on the 31st October 1918. The Armistice was signed the previous day by representatives of the Entente Powers, represented by British Admiral Arthur Calthorpe, and those of the Ottoman Empire. The negotiations and signing ceremony took place aboard the Royal Navy warship HMS Agamemnon anchored in Mudros Bay in the northern Aegean island of Lemnos. The Armistice brought to an end the First World War across the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Just as HMS Agamemnon had played a major role as part of the Naval forces in the Gallipoli campaign, so the island of Lemnos had operated as an advance base throughout the campaign. For tens of thousands of Australian soldiers across the region, the First World War was now at an end. 

  • 2/6 Cavalry Commando 2020

    3 November 2020, 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. 

  • 4th Australian Field Regiment with Caulfield Grammar 2020

    4 November 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C59

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Regiment's tree was established on the Shrine Reserve during the 'Australia Remembers' Year 1995. They decided on an Annual Pilgrimage at Remembrance time for a Memorial Service. The pilgrimage is in honour of all men who served in the Regiment and to the members who made the supreme sacrifice. 

    The 4th Australian Field Regiment will be supported by students and staff of Caulfield Grammar, 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.

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

    6 November 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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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.

  • Legacy Remembrance Service 2020

    8 November 2020, 11:00am


    Wreath laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative 

    TBA

     

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