Services

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

  • Friends of the 15th Brigade - Villers Bretonneux Day 2019

    24 April 2019, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B45

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    An annual service is held by the Friends of the 15th Brigade on Villers Bretonneux Day (24 April) marking the successful counterattack and recapture of Villers Bretonneux in 1918. This action played a significant role in the overall defeat of the German attack launched in March 1918. The 15th Brigade, which had suffered dreadfully in the ANZAC's first major action on the Western Front at Fromelles, together with the 13th Brigade, was instrumental in this action.

    Villers Bretonneux has become the main Australian site of commemoration in France.

  • ANZAC Day 2019

    25 April 2019, 6:00am

    Shrine Representatives:
    All available Shrine Trustees, Life Governors and Governors

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    Attend the ANZAC Day dawn service to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian servicemen and women. On this day, we honour and reflect on the impact of war, conflict and peacekeeping operations in Australia's history.

  • 2/14 Australian Field Regiment (8th Division) with Christ Church Grammar School 2019

    25 April 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D18

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    The 2/14th Australian Field Regiment was an Australian Army artillery unit that served during the Second World War, within the 8th Division. Raised in 1940 they remained in Darwin as a garrison force at a time when the division's infantry brigades were deployed to Southeast Asia to counter the Japanese threat. They deployed overseas in late 1943 once the threat to the Australian mainland had subsided. The 2/14th supported the 5th Division's operations on New Guinea throughout 1944 before accompanying them to New Britain in early 1945, where they engaged Japanese forces on the island until the end of the war, at which point they undertook garrison duties on Rabaul as part of the 11th Division, before returning home and disbanding in January 1946.

    The 2/14 Australian Field Regiment will be supported by students and staff of Christ Church 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.

  • 22 Squadron with Corpus Christi Primary School 2019

    26 April 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B106

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

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    22 Squadron (City of Sydney) RAAF was formed in 1936. They began the Second World War as a training unit covering army support and towing targets for anti-aircraft practice. In 1941 the unit was equipped with Anson and Wirraway aircraft and flew seaward patrols along the eastern seaboard. By November 1942 the unit had moved to Port Moresby in New Guinea and was equipped with Boston light bombers and Beaufighters to conduct anti-shipping and ground support through the Pacific theatre and on to the Philippines.

    The Squadron disbanded on 15 August 1946, but was reformed in 1948 and still operates today in non-flying support roles.

    The 22 Squadron will be supported by students and staff of Corpus Christi 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. 

  • RAN Recruits April 2019

    28 April 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - April 2019

    28 April 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright
    Shrine Trustee Roger C F Clifton JP

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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 anual Pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage fo 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.