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Matthew Hughes
Birth: 1822
Bradford
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Jan. 9, 1882
Bradford
West Yorkshire, England

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award on February 24, 1857 for his actions as a private in the 7th Regiment of Foot of the British Army at the Siege of Sebastopol, Ukraine (part of the Russian empire at that time) on June 7 and June 18, 1855 during the Crimean War. Following his service in the Crimean War, he returned to his home in Bradford, England where he died at the age of 59. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "THE Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention to confer the Decoration of the Victoria Cross on the undermentioned Officers and Men of Her Majesty's Navy and Marines, and Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men of Her Majesty's Army, who have been recommended to Her Majesty for that Decoration, in accordance with the rules laid down in Her Majesty's Warrant of the 29th of January, 1856 on account of acts of bravery performed by them before the Enemy during the late War, as recorded against their several names, viz:-7th Regiment No. 1879 Private Mathew Hughes. Private Mathew Hughes, 7th Royal Fusiliers, was noticed by Colonel Campbell, 90th Light Infantry, on the 7th June, 1855, at the storming of the Quarries, for twice going for ammunition, under a heavy fire, across the open ground; he also went to the front, and brought in Private John Hampton, who was lying severely wounded; and on the 18th June, 1855, he volunteered to bring in Lieutenant Hobson, 7th Royal Fusiliers, who was lying severely wounded, and, in the act of doing so, was severely wounded himself." His Victoria Cross and other medals are on display at the Royal Fusiliers Museum in the Tower of London, London, England. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Undercliffe Cemetery
Bradford
Metropolitan Borough of Bradford
West Yorkshire, England
Plot: Con Section N, Grave 388
 
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Record added: Jul 15, 2005
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Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Aug. 17, 2015
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014
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