Last Post Service - 14 May

Honour service and sacrifice with us every Sunday at 4:45pm.

14 May 2023 04:45 pm - 14 May 2023 05:00 pm
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue
Child friendly

Join us at week's close to honour those who have served and sacrificed so that we may enjoy our lives of relative peace, comfort and freedom.

Each Sunday we pause to remember a different event from Australia's military history. We remember the men and women who took part in those events, and the lives lost or forever changed.

Today we remember the sinking of Australian Hospital Ship Centaur. On 14 May 1943 she was on route from Sydney to Cairns carrying 332 people. Despite being clearly marked and lit as a hospital ship, Centaur was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sank in just three minutes. Only 64 people survived, including just one of the twelve nurses who had been on board.

Shrine Representative

  • Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Matthew Little (Retd)

Learn more about the Last Post Service

This service will be live streamed.

    Reviewed 21 March 2023

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