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Albert Borella (Borella Park)Print Page Print this page

The Borella Park commemorates 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.

 

Location

Address:Vernon & Allen Streets, Borella Memorial Park, Korong Vale, 3520
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.356371
Long: 143.706152
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd…

Dedication

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