I can't find too much about this soldier ... does anybody know if there are pictures of him or his grave ? Pte Thomas Hughes, 6th Bn Connaught Rangers, though already wounded single-handed, captured a machine gun. He was again wounded but still brought back three or four prisoners. Thomas was a Monaghan man and he died there in 1942. Thomas Hughes VC 6th Bn Connaught Rangers is buried at Bloomfield Old Cemetery between Carrickmacross and Castleblaney. Hughes was born 30 May 1885 in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. He was 31 years old, and a private in the 6th Battalion, The Connaught Rangers, British Army during the First World War. On 3 September 1916 at Guillemont, France, Private Hughes was wounded in an attack but returned at once to the firing line after having his wounds dressed. Later, seeing a hostile machine-gun, he dashed out in front of his company, shot the gunner and, single-handed, captured the gun. Though again wounded, he brought back three or four prisoners. He later achieved the rank of corporal. He died Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, 8 January 1942, aged 56. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the National Army Museum (Chelsea, England).