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VC1017   Albert Chalmers Borella

Name   Albert Chalmers Borella   No.      

VC Issue No.   1016   Awards   VC    MM

Regiment   26th (Queensland & Tasmania) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Borung, Victoria, Australia

Place Of Death   At his home, 958 Sylvania Avenue, North Albury, NSW, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Presbyterian Cemetery, North Albury, NSW, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   16 September 1918

VC Presented   6 or 7 October 1918 by King George V at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England


Headstone, Presbyterian Cemetery, North Albury, NSW, Australia

Named on Roll of Honour, Sports Centre, Moama, NSW, Australia

Named on War Memorial, Civic Gardens, Echua, VIC, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Named on Roll of Honour, Womboota Hall, NSW, Australia

Statue, Peards Complex, Borella Road, Albury, NSW, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Borella Club, 31 Supply Battalion, Bandiana, NSW, Australia

Borellas Cafe, Borella Road, Albury, NSW, Australia

Borella Bridge Road & Plaque, Albury, NSW, Australia

Borella Park, Korong Vale, VIC, Australia

Borella Park & Borella Circuit, Jingili, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Borella Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Borella Road, Milperra, Sydney, NSW, Australia

By The Way…

He changed his name to Chalmers-Borella by deed poll in 1939

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Privately Held



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VC 1016
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BORN   7 August 1881

DIED   7 February 1968  AGE   86

VC Won   17-18 July 1918   AGE  36

Place VC Won   Villers-Bretonneux, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War