Edward Bulwer (British Army officer)

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Sir Edward Bulwer
Born 22 December 1829
Heydon, Norfolk
Died 8 December 1910
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1849 - 1896
Rank General
Battles/wars Crimean War
Indian Mutiny
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

General Sir Edward Earle Gascoyne Bulwer GCB (22 December 1829 – 8 December 1910) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] Bulwer was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1849.[2] He served in the Crimea War and took part in the Battle of Alma in 1854.[2] He then took part in the Relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny.[2] He was appointed Assistant Inspector of Reserve Forces in Scotland in 1865, Assistant Adjutant-General for Recruiting in Scotland in 1870 and Assistant Adjutant-General for Auxiliary Forces at Army Headquarters in 1873.[2] He went on to be General Officer Commanding Chatham District in 1879, Inspector-General of Recruiting at Army Headquarters in 1880 and Deputy Adjutant-General to the Forces in 1886.[2]

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1889.[3] He retired in 1896.[2] In retirement he was Colonel of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.[2]


In 1863 he married Isabella Buxton; they had one son and four daughters.[2] Edward Bulwer was also the nephew of Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer, nephew of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton and brother of Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer.[2]


  1. ^ "Bulwer, Edward (Earle) Gascoyne (BLWR848E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ World Statesmen
Government offices
Preceded by
John Elkington
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Stevenson