Bro. Martin Kelleher - Down the Memory Lane – Lasallians Remembered

Bro. Kelleher, Martin

Date of Birth: 19th July 1907 Years of service in LS: 5 Period of Service: 1949 – 1954 Subjects taught / role: Prefect of Boarders


Born in Ireland on 19th July 1907, Brother Martin Kelleher took the Holy Habit on 29th August 1927. He came East in 1933 and was posted to St. Xavier’s Institution in Penang, Malaysia. From that time onwards, he served in Singapore and Malaysia. He joined the St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong in 1937. In 1946-1947, he was on home leave in Ireland due to the War. In 1948, he returned to St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong. Then he was transferred to La Salle College in 1949. He was also the Prefect of Boarders during the Perth Street era. Brother Martin paid much attention to the two most important items for boarders – food and recreation. He was also active at works of charity for the local community like fund raising for St. Teresa’s Church, collecting clothes and Christmas toys for the needy. In 1954, he left for Malaysia. Brother Martin returned to Hong Kong in 1967. He stayed in St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong for the next 15 years.

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