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Borella Park commemorates Lieutenant Albert Borella who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War One.

His citation for the Victoria Cross, gained in 1918 in  Villers Bretonneux, France, at the age of 37, reads in part:

"During the period 17/18 July... Lieutenant Borella, whilst leading his platoon charged and captured an enemy machine-gun, shooting two gunners. He then led his party, by now reduced to 10 men and two Lewis guns, against a very strongly held trench, using his revolver and later a rifle with great effect and causing many casualties. Two large dug-outs were also bombed and 30 prisoners taken."



Address:Vernon & Allen Streets, Borella Memorial Park, Korong Vale, 3520
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.356371
Long: 143.706152
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1988
Source: SKP, MA, VWHI
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