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02-April-2014
02-April-2014

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A monument commemorates the 60th anniversary of the awarding of the Victoria Cross to Lieutenant Albert Chalmers-Borella.

In July 1918 at Villers Bretonneux France, Lieutenant Chalmers-Borella earned the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery in attack. His platoon, inspired by his determination and leadership, captured the enemy and though reduced by casualties and out-numbered ten to one, repulsed two counter attacks, captured thirty prisoners and caused heavy casualties.

Location

Address:Borella Road, Borella Road Bridge, East Albury, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.0758
Long: 146.92853
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:17-July-1918
Actual Event End Date:17-July-1918

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 17th July, 1978
Front Inscription

A joint project of the members of the Borella Club  31 Supply Battalion Bandiana and the Military Historical Society of Australia Albury Wodonga Branch to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the award of the Victoria Cross to Lt Chalmers-Borella

Plaque :

LT ALBERT CHALMERS BORELLA
VC  MM  MID
1883 - 1968

On the night of July 17-18, 1918 at Villers Bretonneux France Lt Borella earned the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery in attack.  His platoon, inspired by his determination and leadership, captured the enemy position and though reduced by casualties and outnumbered ten to one, repulsed two counter attacks, captured thirty prisoners and caused heavy casualties. 

A GALLANT SOLDIER   A CITIZEN OF ALBURY

This memorial was unveiled by Rowan Chalmers-Borella 17 July 1978

Source: MA
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