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  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - May 2018

    Sunday 13 May 2018, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Dr. Michael Lawriwsky
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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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.

  • Ceremony: Carry On Victoria 2018

    Tuesday 15 May 2018, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying Between Memorial Trees F48 and F15

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    Carry On (Victoria) is a philanthropic organization that has provided welfare assistance to the Ex-service community in Victoria since its formation in 1932.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - May 2018

    Thursday 17 May 2018, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    In the month of May we commemorate the following events:

    3 May 1917: Second Battle of Bullecourt
    Australian forces launched a successful attack at Bullecourt, France, as part of the Arras Campaign. Allied casualties for the battle totaled 7,000.

    30 May 1942: The ‘1000 Bomber Raid’
    Numerous RAAF crews of Bomber Command took part in the first of the ‘1000 Bomber’ raids on Nazi Germany. Bomber Command suffered the highest casualty rates of any Allied service during the war, and more than 3,500 Australians alone would lose their lives on bomber operations.

    14 May 1943: Sinking of the hospital ship Centaur
    The hospital ship Centaur was sunk off the Queensland coast in one of the most controversial incidents of the war. Clearly marked and lit as a hospital ship with the Red Cross a Japanese submarine nevertheless sank her in May 1943. Only 64 of the 332 souls on board survived, including just one of 12 nurses, and images of the sinking Centaur would become part of Australian propaganda for the rest of the war.

    29 May 1945: Second Sandakan Death March
    Australian and British POWs in Japanese hands, already abused and malnourished, were forced to carry Japanese supplies from Sandakan to Ranau. Hundreds died along the way, perishing of disease, starvation or at the hands of their Japanese guards. The survivors faced further abuse at the hands of the Japanese and by the end of the war only six men of the approximately 1000 to take part in the Death marches were alive.

  • Ceremony: Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Council 2018

    Saturday 26 May 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    The day includes a small parade, church service, and wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of the men and women from Australia and Greece that fought and fell in the battle of Crete in May 1941. We pay our respect to those people.

  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits May 2018

    Sunday 27 May 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • Ceremony: Boer War Commemoration 2018

    Sunday 27 May 2018, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    To pay tribute to all Boer War Veterans that fought in our First War as a Nation 1899-1902. A Commemoration service will commence with a march up to the eternal flame by Boer War Veterans descendants, followed by a band, Creswick Light Horse, Boy Scouts, and Girl Guides. All Boer War descendant family members and anyone that has an interest are most welcome.