First the words around the cross: Thy will be done. The nearest and dearest of this man, Captain Matthew Louis Hughes, probably needed to give themselves up to the belief that thy will be done in order to cope with the grief of their loss during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). Did they even know where he was? Did they have any idea of what he was doing? How long did it take for that tragic news to reach them?
Rest in Peace. Yes, rest in peace – away from the sights and sounds of battle. Was he really even aware of what they were fighting for? Did he believe in the cause? Did he have an option? Who was left at home mourning his loss? Captain Matthew Louis Hughes, a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, aged 32 when he was killed at the Battle of…
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