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GALLANTRY RECOGNISHED.

SEAMAN KEHOE'S ACT. ;-. PRESENTATION OF TANKAK3XH" Public recognition of the gallantry <Es- - played by Able Seaman Kehoe at the time f of the wreck of the Wiltshire last June | was made by the New Zealand Shipping y Company in the presentation to Mr. Kehoe b. yesterday of a solid silver tankard; ■'■ The • presentation was made by Mr. B} B. Mac-, kenzie, chairman of the Auckland Barbour -. Board, among those present being officers y and members of the board, representatives; p of the various shipping companies, and fix the Customs and Marine Departments. In making the presentation on behalf of y the directors of the New Zealand Shipping,v y Company Mr. Mackenzie said that in list , - ingliis life for others Mr. Kehoe had up* y held the finest tradition of British -*»♦ - men. He reviewed the circumstanoes J*..which the Eafcoa's rescue party made lb* ;; arduous trip to Bosalie Bay, relating how the men on the Wiltshire had tried float a lite-line ashore, their efforts proving fruitless until Seaman Kehoe, at imminent? s -m : risk of his life, leaped'into the water,; ,y soured the line, and dragged it. ashore, narrowly escaping being washed off *™ rocks'by the waves. "I am very pleased that such bravery and devotion has thus been recognised,' said Mr. Mackenoa, M and I assure you we all feel very proud to have had the opportunity of making you; this presentation and of wishing you health,,. and prosperity in your future : Ine- ' (Applause.) - _~''' ']:" In a few brief! words Mr. Kehoe <5> pressed his appreciation of the presentation and thanks to the directors of tba company for their recognition. - _~~ • Mr. D. Garter, speaking on behafl or >;,■■; the directors, said they had taken # great y; pleasure in making further recognition of • - _ so brave a deed as that performed by Mr..y;; - Kehoe. " His attitude here to-day is that -~ of the true, hero, — man of action, not otyys words •** Applause).} . , . - :'? A letter of thanks and appreciation accompanied the tankard, which bears « s yy following inscription — " Presented by til* - chairman and directors of the New Zealand Shipping Company to Able Seamaft W~, Kehoe m recognition of his braveryw the rescue of the crew of the sa Wat-' shire at Rosalie Bay, Great Barrier Island, - y June 1, 1922.** :y

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GALLANTRY RECOGNISHED. New Zealand Herald, Volume LX, Issue 18309, 27 January 1923

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