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Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - August

A wreath laying to remember those who no longer hold their annual service.

17 August 2023 11:30 am - 17 August 2023 12:00 pm
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue
Child friendly

The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

In the First World War 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

In the Second World War 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

In August, we remember:

  • HMAS Encounter, First World War
  • HMAS Pioneer, First World War
  • 3rd and 4th Light Horse Brigades, First World War
  • Army Veterinary Services, First World War
  • 2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion, Second World War

Reviewed 14 November 2022

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