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The Timarii sports Intend to perpetuate -the name and fame of. gritty Jimmy Ha^erty, hilled fighting for his country ;• at the Dardanelles. "The Second"'. Is In receipt of a communica.tiori from Mr. "WI. A. Pearson, hon. secretary of thci Hagerty Memorial Comnrlttee, and gathers that the object of the Tlmaruylaris is to raise a fund and devote it to the endowment of a cot m the Timaru Hospital — the. Bfagerty Memorial Cot^-the idea being that the cot and free treatment may be available at any time for the use of re.turned soldiers. The Hospital Board has approved the plan, and it is trusted that the scheme will be successfully carried out. It ) is • pointed out that Jimmy Hagerty was born m Timaru on January 16, 188?, and spent mosf of Mb life on the district. He established for himself and enjoyed a reputation of being a good sport. He attained preeminence lin the, jspoi-t of boxing, but the proposed memorial is intended to commemorate not only his skill atf a boxer, but also his record as a clean living, honorable lad. a good sport m the very best senise of the term. A subscription list has been forwarded to "Truth," and any of the many ■ports m New Zealand who knew Jimmy and recognised him as being a

decent clean living young athlete, who gave his life for his country, and who desire to contribute to this fund, can send along subscriptions to the Manager "Truth," Wellington, marked "Hagerty Memorial Fund," and these will be duly acknowledged m these columns. Tha subscription list will be found at "Truth's" business counter, at the office, Lukes-lane, Wellington.

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HAGERTY MEMORIAL, NZ Truth, Volume 27, Issue 545, 27 November 1915

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HAGERTY MEMORIAL NZ Truth, Volume 27, Issue 545, 27 November 1915