Services

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

  • Russian ANZACs 2019

    11 September 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B93

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    This service is held annually to honour those Australian-Russians who served in the First World War. More than 1,000 men born in Russia or born to Russian parents in Australia joined the AIF during the war. More than 300 would die and many more would be wounded. This service also honours the service and sacrifice of Russian soldiers during the Great War.

  • Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association 2019

    14 September 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at the Post 1945 Memorial

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    On 14 September 1947 four Australian Military officers deployed to Indonesia with the United Nations Good Offices Commission, since then Australian personnel have participated in 73 Peace Operations in 64 different countries. The Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association honour this legacy with their annual wreath laying service in the Sanctuary.

  • RAN Recruits September 2019

    15 September 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher

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  • Submarines Association of Australia 2019

    15 September 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher

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    This service commemorates the loss of HMA Submarine AE1 and the involvement of HMA Submarine AE2 at the Dardanelles during the First World War. 

  • The Royal Air Forces Association (Battle of Britain) 2019

    15 September 2019, 2:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    This service commemorates the Battle of Britain and the Commonwealth contribution to an Allied victory.

    Between July and October 1940 as a prelude to a German seaborne invasion of Britain, the German air force mounted daily attacks on British airfields, radar stations and cities, competing for air superiority and mass civilian damage (The Blitz). Pilots from many countries fought in the battle, with 35 Australians among them, of which 10 were killed in action.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - September 2019

    19 September 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    In the month of September, we commemorate the following events:

    14 September 1914: Loss of HMA Submarine AE1
    HMA Submarine AE1 was lost without trace off the coast of German New Guinea in the early days of the First World War. After 103 years, it was recently relocated in December 2017 off the coast of the Duke of York Islands, Papua New Guinea.

    September 1941: Siege of Tobruk, Libya
    A combined Australian/British force, which became known as the 'Rats of Tobruk', spent more than 6 months holding off the forces of the Afrika Korps, preventing them from advancing into Egypt and capturing the vital Suez Canal. They were relieved by fresh British and Polish forces in September 1941. 559 identified Australians are buried in the war cemetary at Tobruk.

    21 September 1971: Battle of Nui Le
    The last major battle fought by ANZAC troops in Vietnam saw 5 Australians killed and 24 wounded. Australian forces would withdraw from Vietnam in early December having won their battles but losing the war.