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Last Post Service - 29 August

Honour service and sacrifice with us every Sunday at 4.45pm.

29 August 2021 04:45 pm - 29 August 2021 05:15 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 Australian withdrawal from Tobruk in August 1941. Besieged in the city since April, the majority of Australian personnel were replaced by British, Polish and Czechoslovakian forces between 19 and 29 August. The determined defence of Tobruk cost the Australians over 3,000 casualties, but earned them the nickname 'Rats of Tobruk'.

This service will be live streamed.

Learn more about the Last Post Service

Shrine Representative:

  • Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

Reviewed 02 July 2021

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