Services

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

  • Sembawang Association 2019

    8 December 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    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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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - December 2019

    15 December 2019, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

    In World War I, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In World War II, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - December 2019

    19 December 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    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 frm a total of 250,000 casualties. The Turkish forces suffered losses that were possibilty even greater.

  • Friends of Gallipoli Inc. 2019

    20 December 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA 

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    The Friends of Gallipoli will attend their annual service to commemorate the beginning of peace at Gallipoli, when the guns fell silent at the ANZAC sector on this day in 1915 following the full withdrawal of Allied forces.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - January 2020

    16 January 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    In the month of January, we commemorate the followng events:

    9 January 1917: Light Horse captures Rafa
    The Allies, led by the ANZAC Mounted Division, took the Turkish outpost of Rafa on the Egypt-Palestine border. Together with the earlier capture of Magdhaba this action provided the Allies a secure base for their advance into Palestine.

    3-5 January 1941: Battle of Bardia
    The attack and capture of the Italian held city of Bardia, Libya, marked the beginning of Australia's first major ground campaign of the Second World War. 

    9 Janaury 1966: Operation Crimp, Vietnam
    1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment was involved in heavy fighting in Viet Cong tunnels during Operation Crimp.