Lieutenant Albert Borella V.C.Print Page
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.
|Address:||Borella Circuit, Borella Park, Jingili, 0810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.390556|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||17-July-1918|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-July-1918|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1980|