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Apr 5 16 1:41 PM
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“The false heroes of barbarous man are those who can only boast of the destruction of their fellows. The true heroes of civilisation are those alone who save or greatly serve them.”
CARNEGIE HERO FUND TRUST AWARD TO SERGEANT CHARLES COSTELLO Sergeant Charles Costello, R.I. Constabulary, stationed at Croghan, Boyle, Roscommon, on 7th June 1911, rescued two children from being trampled to death by horses at Boyle Races, and was himself seriously injured. During the third race two horses had passed the winning post, and just as another two horses approached, two young children ran on to the track and got in their way. Everyone expected to see the children trampled on and killed before anything could be done to help them. Sergeant Costello, who was on duty at the time, rushed forward with great promptitude and snatched the children from under the horses hoofs, but, on turning, was himself knocked down by the first horse and trampled upon by the second. The children were unhurt, but Sergeant Costello was rendered unconscious and seriously injured.On previous occasions Sergeant Costello saved two persons from drowning and one from a burning house. He was awarded the sum of £21.
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Apr 8 16 8:14 AM
This is King's Police Medal awarded to Charles Costello showing the original presentation box and the way the medals were inscribed with the recipient's name on the edge.
Apr 8 16 8:26 AM
This is the Certificate of Honour that Sgt Charles Costello received from The Grand Priory of the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England. This copy was re-issued by the order in October 1920 as the original that was presented in 1911 was destroyed when Sgt Costello and his family were maliciously burned out of their barracks in Croghan, Co. Roscommon on Easter Sunday morning, 4th April 1920.
Apr 8 16 8:33 AM
Sgt Charles Costello obviously instilled his trait of honour in his family as mention of his son Sydney Costello in this article from the RIC Magazine August 1915 shows:- (I would add that Sydney survived the war and went on to win a world title for fishing!)
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