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Andrew Cathcart Bogle

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

Name  Andrew Bogle
Rank  Major
Awards  Victoria Cross
Andrew Cathcart Bogle
Buried at  St Lawrence's Churchyard, Effingham, Surrey
Battles/wars  Anglo-Persian War Indian Mutiny
Died  December 11, 1890, Sherborne, United Kingdom
Place of burial  Effingham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Battles and wars  Anglo-Persian War, Indian Rebellion of 1857
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Andrew Cathcart Bogle VC (20 January 1829 – 11 December 1890) was a Scottish 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.

Glasgow-born Bogle was educated at Cheltenham College. He was 28 years old, and a lieutenant in the 78th Regiment (later The Seaforth Highlanders Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 29 July 1857 in the attack on Oonao, India, for which he was awarded the VC:

78th Regiment (now of the 2nd Battalion 13th Regiment Lieutenant (now Captain) Andrew Cathcart Bogle

Date of Act of Bravery,29th July, 1857.
For conspicuous gallantry on the 29th July, 1857, in the attack at Oonao, in leading the way into a loop-holed house, strongly occupied by the enemy, from which a heavy fire harassed the advance of his regiment. Captain Bogle was severely wounded in this important service.

He later achieved the rank of major.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Regimental Museum of the Queen's Own Highlanders at Fort George, Inverness-shire in Scotland.

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Andrew Cathcart Bogle Wikipedia


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