Military in Albury

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1870 Volunteer Rifle Corps started

1870

1885 voluntary reserve infantry corps 50 strong was formed in Albury

1885

1888 solicitor John Wilkinson joined Volunteer Infantry and led for many years

1888

1899-1900 Albury men joined NSW contingent for the Boer War

1899 - 1900

1901 New Federal Government took control of the defence of the Commmonwealth

1901

1903 Albury's infantry company was abandoned & artillery unit taken up

1903

1910 Fed Gov. set compulasry training= 2 local Citizen Military training units

1910

1911 Army starts range of schools at Young St showgrounds and racecourse

1911

1913-14 Special Schools of Military Instruction

1913 - 1914

1914 old Albury gunners re-designated to 17th Albury Field Training Battery

1914

1914 Albury-Wodonga held the district's largest military review

1914

1915 group from the Albury Battery head to Gallipoli but divert to France

1915

1918 Capt. Borella medal of bravery at Villers-Brettoneux

1918

1929 battery abolished by Scullin Government

1929

1929 Albury unit renamed 40th Battery under Victoria's military command

1929

1930 Hoyt's Theatre invited the battery to a showing of 'Broadway Melody'

1930

1930 men from battery marched behind the town band and the film suspended

1930

1930 told that training would cease for voluntary battery

1930

1930 Mayor Waugh allowed battery to continue

1930

1930 Army Survey Corps made pioneering Albury aerial photography survey

1930

1932 Albury Legacy Club formed with Dr Leslie Woods president

1932

1940s Sgt Bishop of Lavington won 3 medals through fighting in WWII

1939 - 1945

1939 Albury Drill Hall headquarters for 59th Infantry Battalion

1939

1940 Albury's first AIF training camp opened at Bonegilla

1940

1941 Australian Women's Army Service created- 3000 Albury women served

1941

1942 RAAF established Ettamogah depot at One Tree Hill

1942

1943 Albury Volunteer Air Observation Post opened in Dean St

1943

1943 soldiers killed in railway crossing accident in Albury

1943

1954-75 Albury soldiers took part in Vietnam War- memorial in Q.ELizabeth Square

1954 - 1975

1960 last Boer War veteran left to march on Anzac Day- G.H. Newton

1960

1986 Army College of TAFE granted Freedom of City

1986

1990 ammunition depot at Wirlinga closed

1990

1991 several local sailors on ships involved in Gulf War

1991

1991 Murray Boarder Vietnam Veterans Association-Freedom of the City

1991