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VC70   Matthew Hughes

BORN  1822

DIED   9 January 1882  AGE   59

VC Won  7 June 1855  AGE 33

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Matthew Hughes  No.   1879

VC Issue No.   70   Awards   VC    

Regiment   7th Regiment

Later   Royal Fusiliers

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his lodgings, Wapping Road, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Undercliffe Cemetery, Undercliffe Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Consecrated Section N, Grave 388

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, Undercliffe Cemetery, Undercliffe Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

P  Named on VC memorial stone by Bradford war memorial, Bradford, Yorkshire

By The Way…

Headstone erected 1997

Baptised 31 March 1822, Bradford, Yorkshire

VC Held By

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (City of London) Museum, H M Tower of London, London, England



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At the storming of the quarries he twice went for ammunition under very heavy fire. Pushing his luck, he also rescued a wounded private. A week later he repeated the feat and brought in a lieutenant.

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