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Gurkha/Nepalese Commemorative Service

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of the Gurkha regiments.

14 November 2021 10:30 am - 14 November 2021 11:00 am
Memorial Tree G55, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Child friendly

On the closest Sunday to Remembrance Day each year, a service takes place to remember the service and sacrifice of Gurkha soldiers. From the area of Nepal, the Gurkhas fought alongside Australians during the First World War. This included at Gallipoli, where they were among the first to arrive and the last to leave.

Approximately 100,000 Gurkhas fought in the First World War, and they had a reputation as fierce soldiers. They suffered over 20,000 casualties, and 6,000 killed.

A memorial tree to Gurkha soldiers was dedicated on Remembrance Day in 2007. It is located near the Legacy Garden on the Shrine Reserve.

Shrine Representatives:

  • Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD
  • Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

Reviewed 02 August 2021

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