The Irish Times, 16 August 1899
(From Our Correspondent.)
London, Tuesday.   
   Colonel Horace Montagu, late 8th (King's Own) Hussars, presided over a meeting of the Royal Humane Society, held in London yesterday afternoon, when many cases of gallantry in saving life were investigated, and the Society's honours conferred on various persons in recognition of their heroic efforts in this direction.
   In cases from Ireland, which were again numerous, the following awards were made :—
   Testimonial to Michael Mansfield, fireman, Central Fire Station, Dublin, for his pluck in saving a would-be suicide from the Liffey at Wood quay, on July 4.
   Testimonial to David C. Kyle, sorting clerk, G.P.O., Dublin, for jumping into the Grand Canal at Rialto Bridge on June 11, and rescuing a lad who had apparently fallen in from the bank.
   William Perry, aged 12, schoolboy, Whitegate, County Cork, received recognition for plunging, fully clothed, into the sea there on June 2, and saving a younger lad, who fell from the quay while fishing. After seizing the boy Perry had to swim some 15 yards against the tide before reaching the landing.
   Another plucky lad, Michael Horgan, aged 13, of Railway Cottages, Cork, gets a testimonial for jumping into the Lee at Lavitt's quay on July 11, and saving a comrade, who had fallen into the river.
   The medal is awarded to Denis Ahern, labourer, and a testimonial to William Lee, school teacher, Castle Connell, for their exertions in saving John Hayes from the Shannon there on June 15. Hayes was bathing, and got into 20 feet of water 15 yards from the bank. Lee went to his help, but was clutched and dragged under. Ahern then plunged in, and succeeded in parting them, taking Hayes, who was in a state of collapse, to the bank, Lee reaching land unaided. Great risk was incurred, the river being 300 yards wide and very treacherous.
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