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  • Ceremony: Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Graduation Parade 2019

    Sunday 6 October 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Graduation Parade on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Regiment serves as an officer training unit in the Australian Army Reserve, with lineage dating back to 1884 as D Company 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, when it was known as the University Company. General Sir John Monash was a Colour Sergeant of this unit before taking a commission in the colonial and later Commonwealth militia. As a training establishment they have never deployed as a fighting force, however MUR graduates have served in every major commitment of Australia's armed forces since Federation.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - October 2019

    Sunday 6 October 2019, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    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.

  • Ceremony: Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women's Association of Victoria 2019

    Wednesday 9 October 2019, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Visitor's Centre

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association of Victoria was formed in 1926, providing welfare, advocacy, benefits and concessions to members of the veteran community.

  • Ceremony: 2/2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 2019

    Saturday 12 October 2019, 01:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D10

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Regiment served in the Middle East, Papua New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies during the Second World War, providing heavy artillery support in defence of Australian held airspace.

  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits October 2019

    Sunday 13 October 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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  • Ceremony: 2/14 Field Regiment with Christ Church Grammar 2019

    Thursday 17 October 2019, 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 end of the war 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.

    The 2/14 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.