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A plaque commemorates Walter (Les) Kelly`s lifetime of service to Cranbourne and the City of Casey.

Les Kelly moved to Cranbourne in the 1950s with his wife Kathleen and made his skills available to many organisations. He joined the local fire brigade in 1957, later becoming a life member, and going on to receive the Queen’s Medal for exemplary fire service. He also donated his time to the Society of St Vincent de Paul over more than 30 years, as well as volunteering as co-ordinator and collector for many Red Cross fund-raising appeals.

He also served the Cranbourne community as a Justice of the Peace and received the inaugural Shire of Cranbourne Citizen of the Year Award in 1981, and the Medal of Order of Australia in 1985.


Address:South Gippsland Highway & Sladen Street, Old Shire Offices, Cranbourne, 3977
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.113556
Long: 145.2826
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th February, 2008
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Walter Leslie (Les) Kelly OAM

In recognition of a lifetime of service to the Cranbourne community.

Les Kelly (1919 - 2007) worked tirelessly for his community as a volunteer in many roles for a variety of organisations, including the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

He was a Justice of the Peace, and the first recipient of the Shire of Cranbourne Citizen of the Year Award.  Les also served the local fire brigade for 50 years, receiving the Queen`s Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct in 1980.  He received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1985

Source: MA
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