Services

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

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - October 2018

    14 October 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who have served overseas or in Australia in all wars, in ships or units of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, or the Royal Australian Air Force.

    In particular, we remember the service of men and women who served in units from World War I and World War II 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.

  • 2/14 Field Regiment with Christ Church Grammar 2018

    17 October 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 2/14 Field Regiment was raised on 17 October 1940, initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, and later moved to Puckapunyal. They were stationed in New Guinea in 1944, providing necessary artillery support for the infantry and training; then moved to New Britain in January 1945 to relieve American troops and continue a limited offensive against the Japanese. At the wars end the regiment moved to Rabual as a garrison force, where it was gradually stood down due to demobilisation, until they returned to Australia in 1946 to be disbanded.

    This annual Memorial Service will be attended by Christ Church Grammar school, as part of the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program.

  • Navy Commemorative Service 2018

    18 October 2018, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representive:
    TBA

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  • HMAS Lismore with Berwick Primary School 2018

    19 October 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree F1b

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    HMAS Lismore was a Bathurst Class minesweeper commissioned in 1941 and served during the Second World War. She was decommissioned in 1946. In October 2007 a plaque dedicated to HMAS Lismore was unveiled at the Shrine of Remembrance for the inaugural annual service held to honour those who served on her.

    The HMAS Lismore Association will be joined by Berwick Primary School for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information.

    The RAN History website has more information on the HMAS Lismore: http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas_lismore

  • Melbourne University Regiment Annual Remembrance Parade 2018

    21 October 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying and Parade on the Forecourt 

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  • 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion 2018

    21 October 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Each year the Association commemorates the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942) with a service at the Shrine of Remembrance.