Services

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

  • 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2019

    1 December 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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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 2019

    7 December 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The Armed Merchant Cruisers & Landing Ships Infantry Association of Victoria will honour the veterans and acknowledge the serving members of HMA Ships Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora and Assault.

    AMCs were merchant ships converted for naval service with the addition of armour and guns, for self-defence in supply convoys. With limited success in this role some were repurposed as Landing Ships to serve in troop transport roles. HMAS Assault was a Navy training centre specialising in amphibious assaults, characteristic of the Allied offensives in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War.

  • The Shrine Young Ambassador Wreath Laying Service 2019

    7 December 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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  • American Ex-Servicemen's Association 2019

    7 December 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The American Ex-Servicemen's Association was founded in March 1946 by a group of American Service personnel who emigrated to Australia. It is a social organisation formed to promote the welfare of American Ex-Servicemen and women in Australia and to secure better relations between Americans and the Australian Community. We honour that relationship today with their annual Commemorative Service in the Sanctuary.

    On 7 December 1941, Imperial 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 United State's Pacific Fleet, peacefully anchored in Hawaii's Pearl Harbour, with the aim of destroying the Fleet and thus America's ability to influence the War in the Pacific region. Other simultaneous  attacks were meant to serve as preludes to full-scale invasion and occupation of Malaya, Thailand, Guam, Wake, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

  • Sembawang Association 2019

    8 December 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force established bases in the northern-Singapore town of Sembawang that were faught over and destroyed during the British withdrawal in the Battle of Singapore, 1942. The naval base was reocuppied after the Second World War and supported Commonwealth and United States navies and their participation in the major Cold War conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s in the Far East region.

  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion (2nd AIF) 2019

    8 December 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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