Thomas Hughes

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Gerry Crozier from Finglas, who fought in the Korean War with the British Army’s Second Royal Tank Regiment  B squadron, at Glasnevin Trust Armistice Day commemorations at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Wreaths have been laid at the Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, to remember the thousands of Irish men and women who died fighting in (...)

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. Photograph: Irish embassy in Paris

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. V(...)

Mayor of Guillemont Didier Samain in front of the granite cross memorial to the 16th (Irish) Division in the village.

There have been many Irish visitors to the little French village of Guillemont over the years but none gave its long-time mayor Didier Samain more sat(...)

Minister for Culture Heather Heather Humphreys lays a wreath at the monument to the 16th (Irish) Division outside the church at Guillemont

The poppies are all out in the Somme. Nature’s own commemoration, they are everywhere this time of year on roadsides, roundabouts and in the fields. T(...)

Wounded Allied soldiers lie on stretchers near the village of Ginchy, waiting for evacuation by horse-drawn ambulance. Photograph: Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images

Not since the great Home Rule rally of March 1912 had the streets of Dublin seen anything like it. The crowd assembled in College Green spread like t(...)

Thomas Hughes’s grave at Broomfield, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Carrickmacross Workhouse Cemetery

In the old cemetery at Broomfield, Co Monaghan, near where I grew up, is the grave of a man named Thomas Hughes. He died in 1942, and what I kn(...)