Gong for RSL work

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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.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d470169

Kelvin Lid­di­ard: Proud and sur­prised at re­ceiv­ing the OAM.

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