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Battle of Leyte Gulf Tree and Plaque Dedication

A tree and plaque dedication and wreath laying to honour service and sacrifice of all those who took part in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Event Details

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Forecourt Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • Admission is free.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar, and Luzon from 23 to 26 October 1944 between combined American and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was part of the invasion of Leyte, which aimed to isolate Japan from the colonies that it had occupied in Southeast Asia.

This tree and plaque dedication and wreath laying will commemorate the service and sacrifice made by members of the armed forces of Australia, the Philippines, United States and other Allies to liberate the Philippines in 1944 during the Second World War. 

Shrine Representative

  • Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM