8 August 1918 Battle of Amiens and John Monash

Adopt as your fundamental creed that you will equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of the whole community.

— John Monash

0808 commemorates the efforts of the Australians in planning and achieving the victory at The Battle of Amiens which brought about the early end to WW1. 0808 also honours the outstanding contribution General Sir John Monash made to the community before and after WWI.

The Battle of Amiens, 8th August 1918, was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during World War I. Led by General John Monash, all 5 Divisions of the Australian Forces were fighting together for the first time under Australian Command.

0808 at Large

0808@Large is a project to inspire Victorian schools & community organisations to learn more about 1918 through performance & remembering our heritage.

Monash Medal Award

The Monash Medal is awarded annually to an Australian who has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian community and beyond.

0808 Ceremony at the Shrine

Each year at 8am on the 8th of August a service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance to mark the Battle of Amiens and remember those who fought it.

Monash Leadership Forum

Selected Year 10 students interact with key leaders to consider their leadership at school and in community through examining John Monash's style.

2017 Events

1 Aug 2017

Monash Leadership Forum

At Scotch College - Year 10 Leadership students from 15+ Melbourne schools.   

2 Aug 2017

Monash Medal 2017 Presentation

2017 Monash Medal to be presented at the Rotary Club of Melbourne meeting, 12:30pm for 12:50-2pm   

4 Aug 2017

Monash Commemorative Service

At the Victorian Parliament by the Spirit of Australia Foundation. Followed by Monash Lecture and Luncheon at the Windsor Hotel.   

8 Aug 2017

0808 8am Ceremony at The Shrine

99th Anniversary of 0808 – The Battle of Amiens. Gather at 0745 for overflight by the Sopwith and RE8 (RAAF Museum) over the Shrine Forecourt. Service in Sanctuary followed by 0808 Address, 1918 Cantata performance and refreshments. All welcome.   

9 Sep 2017

Peace - A Cantata for John Monash

A massed performance concert for school and community choirs, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre. See 0808@Large for details and expressing interest.