The funeral of Jem Mace


December 6, 1910
The funeral of Jem Mace, the famous pugilist, took place at Liverpool yesterday. A large gathering of boxers, old and young, assembled at Anfield Cemetery, where the body was borne from the residence of the dead boxer’s daughter in Walton, Mrs. McMillan.

The floral tributes were very striking, one being sent by the National Sporting Club. Attached to one of the wreaths was a card bearing the following: –
“Where hardy heroes nature’s weapons yield,
“He stood unconquered champion of the field.
“Time counts him out, but memory will remain;
“We ne’er shall look upon his like again.”
(Source: Sunderland Daily Echo: December 7, 1910)

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