Services

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

  • American Ex-Servicemen's Association 2020

    6 December 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    On 7 December 1941, Japan entered the Second World War by attacking the allied forces in the Pacific. The most infamous and deadly was a powerful air strike on the USA's Pacific Fleet, peacefully anchored in Hawaii's Pearl Harbour, with the aim of destroying the Fleet and thus the USA's ability to influence the War in the Pacific region. The other attacks were meant to serve as preludes to full-scale invasion and occupation. The strategy behind the attacks called for roughly simultaneous attacks on Malaya, Thailand, American-held Guam and Wake, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Hawaii. 

  • 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2020

    6 December 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 29/46 Battalion Association holds its annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in December each year. The service is held to commemorate the Battalion's first action on 5 December 1943 on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea.

  • Armed Merchant Cruisers & Landing Ship Infantry Association of Victoria 2020

    12 December 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Armed Merchant Cruiser & Landing Ship Infantry (AMC/LSI) Association of Victoria represents the veterans, descendants and serving members of HMA Ships Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora and Assault.

    Their annual service is held on the Saturday prior to 15 December, which marks the first major landing operation by an Australian Landing Ship Infantry (HMAS Westralia in 1943) during the Second World War.

  • Sembawang Association 2020

    13 December 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion (2nd AIF) 2020

    13 December 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - December 2020

    17 December 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    In the month of December we commemorate the current and ongoing service of Australian Troops on peacekeeping and other operations.

    Evacuation from Gallipoli
    In October 1915 the British Government began to consider the need for evacuation. Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay were finally relinquished on 19 December, with Cape Helles following suit on 9 January 1916. The evacuations at Anzac Cove, Suvla Bay and Cape Helles were a triumph of staff planning. By the time of evacuation close to 46,000 allied troops had been killed during the fighting on land from a total of 250,000 casualties. The Turkish forces suffered losses that were possibly even greater.