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A plaque commemorates Lieutenant A C Borella who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) and Military Medal (M.M.) during World War One. In 1913, Albert Borella had a pastoral lease, drawn by ballot, on the Daly River, Northern Territory. With the help of Aboriginal boys he built a house and ring-barked and partly fenced his holding before mounting costs forced him to abandon it early in 1915.

On the night of July 17-18, 1918 at Villers Bretonneux France, 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 Circuit, Borella Park, Jingili, 0810
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.390556
Long: 130.875
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:17-July-1918
Actual Event End Date:18-July-1918
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1980
Source: MA, ADB
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