Gong for RSL work
which involved researching who was eligible for a plaque.
“We had 431 names of people who were born in or lived in Victoria Park when they served in World War I,” he said.
“We are now two-thirds of the way through screening people who served during World War II.
“The idea is that it will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices that Town of Victoria Park residents made during all conflicts. We want to make sure that all details are correct because we are paying respect to these people.”
Mr Liddiard said he was proud to be awarded the OAM, which came as a surprise.
“Everything that we have tried to achieve is on behalf of the membership of the RSL, they are the most important ingredient,” he said.
“It’s not about me, but I feel chuffed to receive the medal.”
Kelvin Liddiard: Proud and surprised at receiving the OAM.