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Abraham Boulger

Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Role  Armed force officer

Name  Abraham Boulger
Rank  Lieutenant Colonel
Awards  Victoria Cross
Abraham Boulger
Buried at  Ballymore Churchyard, County Westmeath
Unit  84th Regiment of Foot York and Lancaster Regiment
Battles/wars  Indian Mutiny 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War
Died  January 23, 1900, Moate, Republic of Ireland
Place of burial  County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland
Battles and wars  Indian Rebellion of 1857, Anglo-Egyptian War
Similar People  Lalbahadur Thapa, Karanbahadur Rana, Frederick George Dancox, William McBean, Kulbir Thapa

Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Boulger VC (4 September 1835, Kilcullen, County Kildare – 23 January 1900) was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Boulger was 21 years old, and a Lance-Corporal in the 84th Regiment of Foot (later 2nd Bn, The York and Lancaster Regiment), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deeds took place for which he was awarded the VC:

Lance-Corporal Abraham Boulger
Date of Acts of Bravery, from 12th July to 25th September, 1857
For distinguished bravery and forwardness; a skirmisher, in all the twelve action's fought between 12th July, and 25th September, 1857. (Extract from Field Force Orders of the late Major-General Havelock, dated 17 October 1857.)

He served as a quartermaster during the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War and later achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died in Moate, County Westmeath, Ireland, on 23 January 1900, aged 64. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the York & Lancaster Regiment Museum in Rotherham, England.

Listed in order of publication year

  • The Register of the Victoria Cross (1981, 1988 and 1997)
  • Clarke, Brian D. H. (1986). "A register of awards to Irish-born officers and men". The Irish Sword. XVI (64): 185–287. 
  • Ireland's VCs (Dept of Economic Development, 1995)
  • Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
  • Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000)
  • References

    Abraham Boulger Wikipedia


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