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 HMAS Sydney during the Second World War. On 19 November 1941, she engaged with the disguised German raider Kormoran off the coast of Western Australia. Though she managed to sink the Kormoran, HMAS Sydney disappeared over the horizon, crippled and on fire. Of the 645 people on board, none survived. The remains of the ship were not found until 2008.
This service will be live streamed.
- Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
Reviewed 17 August 2021