In his efforts to effect a cure, the late Sergeant expended all his money in procuring medical attendance
On 21st of April, 1917, Sgt Daniel Costigan, R.I.C, died at Thomastown leaving a wife and four helpless children, ranging in age from nine to two years. The late Sergeant was stationed in Galway City for very many years and had made himself worthily popular. He was already to give his services towards any worthy object and was a well known figure in all athletic games. For some years previous to his death, the deceased had unfortunately been afflicted with illness and, in his efforts to effect a cure, the late Sergeant expended all his money in procuring medical attendance and necessaries.
His widow was in consequence, left penniless and she is not entitled to a grant from the Constabulary Force Fund, her case is, to say the least, a sad and pitiable one.
With a view to giving Mrs Costigan a start in business, it is proposed to establish a fund towards which the many comrades and numerous civilian friends of the deceased are respectfully asked to kindly contribute.
Subscriptions will be thankfully received and gratefully acknowledged by either of the undersigned:
Ambrose J.Roche, Auctioneer, Forster Street
John O’Flaherty, Foster Street,
William Dillon, William Street,
Galway Observer, 19 May 1917
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