Services

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

  • 2/14 Field Regiment with Christ Church Grammar 2020

    17 October 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The 2/14 Field Regiment was raised on 17 October 1940, initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, and later moved to Puckapunyal. They were stationed in New Guinea in 1944, providing necessary artillery support for the infantry and training; then moved to New Britain in January 1945 to relieve American troops and continue a limited offensive against the Japanese. At the end of the war the regiment moved to Rabaul as a garrison force, where it was gradually stood down due to demobilisation, until they returned to Australia in 1946 to be disbanded. 

    The 2/14 Field Regiment will be supported by students and staff of Christ Church 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. 

  • Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Graduation Parade 2020

    18 October 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Graduation Parade on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    The regiment traces its origins to 1884 as D Company, 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, at which time 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. 

  • 2/4th Field Regiment Association 2020

    18 October 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    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 2020

    23 October 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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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. 

  • 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion 2020

    25 October 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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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. 

  • 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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