Services

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

  • Remembering the Armistice of Mudros Tree and Plaque Dedication 2019

    31 October 2019, 11:45am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B37

    Shrine Representative
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo 
     

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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 the 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 HMAS 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 2019

    3 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C56

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
     

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    2/6 Cavalry Commando served in the Second World War as an armoured reconnaissance regiment, with later conversion to a cavalry commando regiment. Each year on 3rd November a service is held to honour those men of the Regiment who fell in battle and those since departed.

  • 4th Australian Field Regiment with Caulfield Grammar 2019

    6 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C59

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid
     

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    The Regiment's tree was established on the Shrine Reserve in 1995 during the "Australia Remembers" Year. 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 2019

    7 November 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw
     

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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 partipating 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. They suffered 94 killed and 272 wounded during the Second World War.

    The 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 2019

    10 November 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Trustee Graeme Plumridge
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM 
     

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    This service initiates Legacy Week, the annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased Veterans.

    www.legacy.com.au/LegacyWeek

  • 4th Anti-Tank Association 2019

    10 November 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D34

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    Raised in Victoria in 1940, the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment saw service on the Malayan peninsula where much of the unit was captured in the fall of Singapore. One battery, still serving in Australia at this time, would go on to aid in the defence of Darwin and northern Australia.