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  • Ceremony: Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Graduation Parade 2020

    Sunday 18 October 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Graduation Parade on the Forecourt

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    The regiment traces its origins to 1884 as D Company, 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, at which time 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. 

  • Ceremony: 2/4th Field Regiment Association 2020

    Sunday 18 October 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    Raised in 1940, with many of its men and officers drawn from the 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade based in St. Kilda, Melbourne, the 2/4th Field Regiment would go on to fight in North Africa and the Pacific.

  • Ceremony: 9th Division Council with Scotch College 2020

    Friday 23 October 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The 9th Division fought in four major campaigns during the Second World War: the Siege of Tobruk 1941, the El Alamein battles 1942, the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea 1943, and the landings in British North Borneo 1945.

    Each year near to 23 October a service is held to mark the beginning of the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942), a battle which marked the beginning of the end for Axis forces in North Africa. The 9th Division Council will be supported by students and staff of Scotch College, 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. 

  • Ceremony: 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion 2020

    Sunday 25 October 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    Each year the 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion Association commemorates the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942) with a service at the Shrine of Remembrance. 

  • Ceremony: Returned & Services League of Australia, Hellenic Sub-branch Inc. 2020

    Wednesday 28 October 2020, 01:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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  • Ceremony: Remembering the Armistice of Mudros 2020

    Saturday 31 October 2020, 11:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    This commemorative service marks the centenary of the coming into effect of the Armistice of Mudros at noon on the 31st October 1918. The Armistice was signed the previous day by representatives of the Entente Powers, represented by British Admiral Arthur Calthorpe, and those of the Ottoman Empire. The negotiations and signing ceremony took place aboard the Royal Navy warship HMS Agamemnon anchored in Mudros Bay in the northern Aegean island of Lemnos. The Armistice brought to an end the First World War across the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Just as HMS Agamemnon had played a major role as part of the Naval forces in the Gallipoli campaign, so the island of Lemnos had operated as an advance base throughout the campaign. For tens of thousands of Australian soldiers across the region, the First World War was now at an end.