Thomas Monaghan
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"Thomas Monaghan" Victoria Cross/VC was a United Kingdom/British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to United Kingdom/British and Commonwealth of Nations/Commonwealth forces, during the Indian Mutiny

Monaghan was born at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire (historic)/Monmouthshire. At 24 years of age, Monghan was a Trumpeter (rank)/trumpeter in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), British Army during the Indian Mutiny


Monaghan and the Dragoon (Charles Anderson (VC)/Charles Anderson) were both awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery. Monghan eventually achieved the rank of Trumpet Major/sergeant-trumpeter. His grave is at Woolwich, London and his Victoria Cross is displayed at the Queen's Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum at Cardiff Castle, Wales.

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