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  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - September 2020

    Sunday 20 September 2020, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    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 the First World War 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In the Second World War 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supremem sacrifice.

    We will remember them.

  • Ceremony: Trustee Remembrance Service 2020

    Friday 25 September 2020, 09:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

    This service is closed to the Public.

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  • Ceremony: Polygon Wood Service (Friends of the 15th Brigade) 2020

    Saturday 26 September 2020, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B45

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    On 25 September 1917, Australian troops of the 15th Brigade, while prepared and primed for the upcoming operation, successfully fended off a German attack south of their position. However, their advance the next day now began with uncertainty to the security of their flank.

    The British and dominion advance began at dawn on the 26th, with the 4th and 5th Divisions on the left and right of First ANZAC respectively. The infantry advanced behind a heavy artillery barrage and they secured most of their objectvies without difficulty. To the south, the 15th Brigade, now reinforced by two battalions from the 8th, secured not only its own objectives but those allocated to the neighbouring 98th British Brigade. The Germans launched several counter-attacks but these were thwarted by the heavy defensive artillery barrages. 

  • Ceremony: Australian Commando Association 2020

    Sunday 27 September 2020, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D49

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Australian Commando Association (Victoria) will hold their annual pilgrimage to the Shrine on the last Sunday of September, marking the establishment of the Commando cairn at Tidal River (Wilson's Promontory), birthplace of the Australian Commandos.

    Victorian Commando veterans and their families unable to attend the cairn at Tidal River mark their special occasions at their memorial tree on the Shrine Reserve.

  • Ceremony: 2/14 Battalion Association 2020

    Sunday 27 September 2020, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Raised on 26 April 1940 from mostly Victorian volunteers, the 2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion served in the Middle East and saw action during the invasion of Syria and Lebanon in 1941. After a brief return to Australia, they deployed to Papua New Guinea in 1942 and fought during the Kokoda Campaign. Their final offensive operation of the Second World War was the landings at Balikpapan, Borneo in July 1945. Three months later they formed part of the occupation force on the Indonesian island of Celebes (present day Sulawesi) before disbanding on 22 February 1946.